My WordPress VPS allows you to have your own Virtual Private Server for your self-hosted version of WordPress (and now ClassicPress) website. This means that all the resources on the server (CPU, RAM, Disk Space) are available to your site and ONLY your site, unlike the shared hosting which most companies offer, where one misbehaving website can slow down everyone!
- One of the cheapest but most reliable VPS Solutions out there!
- Perfect for bloggers and students working on college projects (look out for discount codes!)
- Database already created and configured, just choose your site language, username and password and you are done
- Perfect for non-techies, just register your domain and point it at your new website
- Lightning Fast, with at least 1 GB just for your WordPress or ClassicPress install
- Always uses the latest Ubuntu LTS for guaranteed stability. Each VPS is fully supported for at least 5 years
- Industry standard firewall and monitoring tools
- Hosted as close to your location as possible!
How It Works
We have carefully constructed Web Server templates for deployment in Digital Ocean Data Centers all over the world (North America, Europe, Asia). Our VPS solutions are lightning fast (Ubuntu LTS with nginx and PHP 7.x running as PHP-FPM), self-monitoring (as well as being remotely monitored) and able to restart services, blacklist malicious IP addresses and take other steps to keep your site alive. We have basically poured everything we know about GNU/Linux and web technologies (over 20 years experience) into creating the most user-friendly experience for you!
You simply purchase the VPS subscription and any addons you require. We do the rest, and it all happens quite quickly. We even configure the database settings so all you have to do is choose your username and password. The site is up and running in seconds with no messing about.
For extra speed, we’ve switched from the default database of MySQL to MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL that delivers enterprise-level high availability, scalability and security.
As the site administrator, you still need to take extra precautions. See our list of Recommended Plugins to get started. However, our VPS package will automatically update the GNU/Linux Operating System regularly, and WordPress/ClassicPress will check nightly for new versions of itself and any installed plugins.
Be sure you have a Paypal account to help make your monthly renewal go smoothly. If anything goes wrong, we will send you an email before suspending or cancelling your VPS.
Note: you MUST keep up your monthly payments for the server to stay online. If we see multiple payment failures via PayPal we WILL shutdown your VPS and close your account. There is NO process for reactivation. Therefore, please ensure when you get a new debit/credit card that you update your PayPal account. Similarly, if you should CANCEL you PayPal Subscription at any time, we will shutdown your VPS and close your account immediately.
Note: there is no SSH or FTP access to your VPS (unless you purchase an addon). If you need something done that requires remote administration, or your need your VPS rebooted, you will need to send a support email. If you simply want to upload a file, you can always use a File Manager extension. By default, your VPS allows files up to 32MB to be uploaded via the Dashboard, which is actually loads.
Why use a VPS?
A VPS is a private, virtual server that exists on a powerful physical machine. But unlike shared hosting, you have a guaranteed allotment of system resources that only you have access to. So, even if there is a much bigger website than yours on another VPS, hosted on the same physical machine, that won’t matter: you’re always guaranteed the system resources that you’re paying for. Think of it like one big computer, running lots of little computers inside of it.
This means that provided you don’t overload your VPS, your website will perform much better. Plus, once your website grows, you can easily upgrade your VPS to a more powerful one in a matter of minutes – no migration required.
We are that happy with our VPS Solution that this very website is running on one right now!
So here’s what you need to know….
What we do
- Provide you with your very own VPS, pre-loaded with WordPress or ClassicPress
- Guarantee your VPS will be online 99.999% of the time. Really
- Keep your VPS Operating System and Packages up to date
- Keep your WordPress/ClassicPress install and Plugins up to date
- Try to help you if we can, but quite often the issue can be solved yourself
- Login to the server on your behalf if something needs configuring
- Reboot the server on request
- Periodically release new images with the latest Ubuntu LTS and latest WordPress/ClassicPress included
What we DON’T do
- We don’t design websites or themes
- We don’t write, install or configure plugins
- We don’t migrate your old site to your VPS. You will need to import the content and plugin separately. There are extensions out there to help with this
- We don’t allow more than one VPS per checkout. If you need another VPS, please complete the current transaction and then come back
- We don’t recover lost passwords!
- We don’t allow SSH or FTP to your VPS out of the box. However, you can purchase addons to achieve this functionality
- We don’t take responsibility for lost data if you don’t use backups!
- We don’t take responsibility if your site is blacklisted or shutdown for bad behavior. Also there is no refund in these instances
- In fact, we very rarely do refunds at all, unless there are exceptional circumstances
- We don’t tolerate any illegal material or behavior on your VPS. Offending instances will be shutdown without refund