Linux VPS

Explore OVHcloud Linux VPS servers


  • High performance
  • Scalable to suit your needs
  • A range of distributions for the Linux VPS
VPS Linux OVHcloud


Total scalability

Our Linux VPS solutions are designed to suit all of your needs, and scale up as your business grows. You also do not have to provision resources in advance. This means you can add whatever resources you need, when you need them, directly via the OVHcloud Control Panel. This helps you manage your budget, too.

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Increased performance

Our Linux VPS solutions are optimised by our teams, offering you the very best performance. These virtual private servers are powered by Intel next-generation architecture, NVMe SSD storage, and a highly resilient infrastructure.

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A dedicated environment

The hardware resources for your VPS are completely allocated to you. You also get full access as an administrator, so you can host production environments and business applications. It is a space for you to manage your web projects, in an environment you can adapt to fit your usage.

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Simplicity and independence

With a virtual private server, you do not have to worry about hardware constraints, whether they involve scaling up components, technical failures, or anything else — but you still get more performance and control. You can automatically install Linux on your machine, or choose from a number of operating systems.

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Unlimited traffic

Your VPS has unlimited traffic*, and up to 2Gbit/s bandwidth, depending on the model you choose. This means you can host websites, services and applications that require high bandwidth. In turn, this guarantees comfort and better user experience for your customers.

*Excludes datacentres in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Backup options

Your data is protected with our Linux VPS backup options. With an external storage space and the snapshot option, you can create a snapshot of your machine via the OVHcloud Control Panel.


The infrastructure your VPS is based on offers a perfect level of availability for production environments and business applications. With minimal latency, and hardware availability guaranteed by an SLA, you can ensure stable service in the long-term.


Why choose an OVHcloud VPS?

With an OVHcloud VPS, you get a comprehensive solution that you are free to scale up. You can choose from a wide range of operating systems, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian — as well as web hosting control panels like cPanel and Plesk. You can also add RAM and disk space at any time, so that your server grows with your business. Our Anti-DDoS solution is active across all of our infrastructures, as well as backup options to complement this solution.

What is a Linux VPS?

A VPS, short for ‘virtual private server’, is a virtual machine with hardware resources dedicated to you. One of the key advantages of this solution is its cost, as it is has a much more affordable price tag than a standard dedicated server. 

A Linux VPS is a server specially designed to work with Linux distributions. However, you can still install an operating system of your choice — so you can get a Windows VPS, for example.

What are the differences between a VPS and shared hosting?

A VPS and a web hosting plan are designed to suit two different needs. 

If you just want to host a website or blog without having to deal with server configuration and administration, then a web hosting plan would be the best option for you. It focuses on the hosting aspect, offering standard configurations used by most CMS tools and platforms. 

If your project requires a specific server configuration, a certain operating system, and admin access to manage the environment and monitoring, then we would advise opting for a VPS. This way, you get root access to the server and can configure it to suit your needs.