Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
Simple and quick — your cloud environment at the best price
- Scalability and customisation
- Unlimited bandwidth, up to 2Gbit/s*
- Anti-DDoS protection included
Our VPS solutions are designed to suit all of your needs, and scale up as your business grows. You do not need to provision resources — simply add what you need, when you need it, via the OVHcloud Control Panel. This means you only pay for what you use, helping you manage your budget.
Our servers are assembled and configured by OVHcloud, to deliver you optimal performance. Our VPS servers are powered by Intel next-generation architecture, NVMe SSD storage, and a highly resilient infrastructure, to meet your needs.
A dedicated environment
You can use all of your hardware resources for hosting websites or business applications — and you get admin access to your virtual server, too. With our VPS range, you can manage your web projects in a server environment that is scaled to suit your usage.
Simplicity and independence
With our VPS solutions, you do not need to worry about hardware constraints (upgrading components, technical faults, etc.) — but you still get full control over your virtual server. You can choose from a wide range of pre-installed Linux and Windows operating systems — and web hosting control panels, too.
Traffic for your VPS server is unlimited*, with a maximum bandwidth of 2Gbit/s. This means you can host services or applications that require a high bandwidth, providing your customers with an optimal browsing experience at no extra cost.
*Excludes datacentres in the Asia-Pacific region.
Keep your data safe with our VPS backup options. The auto back-up option allows you to back up your data automatically and regularly. You can use the Snapshot option directly via the OVHcloud Control Panel, and take snapshot backups of your VPS in just a few clicks.
Our VPS solutions are perfect for hosting business applications in a production or pre-production environment. Our infrastructure offers minimal latency for your services, and hardware availability guaranteed by an SLA. This means you get constant, stable service.
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Your questions answered
What is a VPS, and what is it used for?
A virtual private server (VPS) can be used to host websites (e-commerce, content, media) and software applications (portals, extranets, collaborative solutions, wikis, CRM). Unlike shared hosting, the data is isolated onto a virtual machine which is dedicated to the user.
The VPS is a perfect compromise between web hosting plans and physical servers, combining reliability with the high performance of a dedicated server — but without the difficulty of managing a server's physical hardware.
Who are VPS solutions designed for?
Using a VPS requires basic knowledge of server administration. This knowledge is essential for managing the operating system (Linux, Windows, PrestaShop or WordPress) installed on the machine, and configuring the applications.
Think you might need a VPS, but don’t have the technical knowledge required? We recommend getting in touch with one of our partners.
If you would like to get guaranteed resources but don't know how to manage servers, we recommend Performance Web Hosting plans.
Why host your VPS in Canada with OVHcloud?
The choice of a VPS is generally made according to the performance it delivers and consideration of its associated services. Another important factor is the location of the datacentre hosting your machine. A VPS located in Canada and hosted in our Beauharnois (Quebec) datacentre offers you the best possible latency. Low latency results in faster loading of pages and a better user experience. Customers are more inclined to click on a locally based website. Build trust and be close to your customers by choosing a VPS solution with OVHcloud.
Can I host several websites on a VPS?
Yes. A VPS can be partitioned, and organised to suit your requirements. This means you can use it to host several websites or projects, by allocating a private space to each one. You choose the volume of each space, too. To simplify how you do this, you can install a web hosting control panel like Plesk or cPanel.
Will I get a domain name and email service included with my VPS?
VPS solutions do not include domain names or email services natively. These options are available directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel once your VPS is delivered.
How do I choose between a VPS and a web hosting plan?
Using a VPS is the next logical step up from using a web hosting plan. Virtual private servers offer a wider range of options, and more flexibility in terms of configuration, access and features (root access, Apache PHP.init). You can also install an SSL certificate and any other software you want.
However, we would like to emphasise the importance of choosing the right VPS for you. A VPS needs to be configured in a way that suits your application requirements, and the growth of your business.
How do I choose between a VPS and Plesk web hosting?
With a Plesk web hosting plan, you are provided with a storage space that has Plesk pre-installed. You can manage your websites, but you are not the administrator of the service. You can only use it for managing your projects.
If you choose a VPS, you are the server admin, and OVHcloud has no access to its content. This way, you free to configure it in whatever way you like.
What are the differences between VPS and Public Cloud solutions?
A Cloud VPS is a virtual machine optimised and designed to adapt to pre-production and production environments. It is a dedicated environment on which you can host one or more web projects.
The OVHcloud Public Cloud offers a multi-server infrastructure, with high availability for servers. vRack, a private network service, is also available with this solution.
What are the advantages of a VPS, compared to a dedicated server?
The advantage of a VPS is that you don’t have to worry about hardware management ------ like monitoring the status of hard disks, RAM, and CPU. They are adapted to host most types of web projects that are moderately sized.
We recommend using a dedicated server if you want to manage the hardware yourself, build more elaborate architectures, create an infrastructure that includes a private network (vRack), or deploy complex solutions other than web services.
As a general rule, users with a growing volume of web activity either move up to dedicated servers, or Public Cloud solutions. These services offer more complex, flexible infrastructures that can adapt to a high level of growth.
*For VPS solutions hosted in Sydney and Singapore: 1TB traffic/month for the Starter and Value ranges, 2TB/month for the Essential range, 3TB/month for the Comfort range, and 4TB/month for the Elite range. Bandwidth is reduced to 10Mbit/s once the monthly quota has been exceeded.