VPS – All the power and flexibility you need

  • Total control with full root access and optional control panels.
  • Backups with uptime and performance monitoring.
  • Unlimited traffic – 99.9% guaranteed uptime.

Self Managed VPS Hosting – perfect for system administrators and developers

If you’re a developer, designer or system administrator with experience managing a server – seeking full control over your hosting environment – our Self Managed VPS Hosting is a solid fit.

You get full root access with SSH keys for total control as well as command line for flexibility and power. Plus, we offer a wide range of scalable performance options with flexible server configurations.

 

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Self Managed VPS 2 vCPU 4 GB RAM
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 100 GB SSD Storage
$44.95 / per month
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Self Managed VPS 1 vCPU 1 GB RAM
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 20 GB SSD Storage
  • Linux only, no control panel*

*If you’re running a high-resource intensive Windows OS or control panel, we strongly recommend a minimum of 2 GB of RAM. (The 1 GB plan will result in deficient server performance.)

$11.95 / per month
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Self Managed VPS 4 vCPU 8 GB RAM
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 200 GB SSD Storage
$89.95 / per month
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Self Managed VPS 8 vCPU 16 GB RAM
  • 8 CPU Cores
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 400 GB SSD Storage
$156.95 / per month
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Self Managed VPS 2 vCPU 8 GB RAM
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 100 GB SSD Storage
$67.95 / per month
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Self Managed VPS 4 vCPU 16 GB RAM
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 200 GB SSD Storage
$111.95 / per month
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Self Managed VPS 8 vCPU 32 GB RAM
  • 8 CPU Cores
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 400 GB SSD Storage
$223.95 / per month

All Self Managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting plans include:

Performance Easy admin / unlimited accounts Root access Monitoring and alerts
Experience high-performance SSDs on OpenStack for 3X the speed plus unlimited traffic. You also get KVM virtualization for full control of your hardware resources. Create unlimited hosting accounts with optional cPanel/WHM + Installatron or Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition (includes WordPress toolkit). Retain full control and configure your server to your needs (up to the operating system level). Monitor server uptime and performance (CPU, RAM and Storage) — stay informed with alert notifications.
Backups and recovery console Global data centers Scalability Security
Set automated weekly backups plus an on-demand snapshot and fix issues (even if you don’t have access to SSH). Choose from nearby, state-of-the-art data centers in North America, EMEA or Asia-Pacific for faster page loads and a better visitor experience. Grow your business with VPS through seamless upgrades. There’s no longer a need for those cumbersome, manual migrations. Enjoy ‘round-the-clock network monitoring with advanced DDoS protection and a free SSL certificate (for the first year) with a dedicated IP.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about VPS Hosting.

What is the difference between managed vs. unmanaged (Self Managed) VPS? And how do I determine which is best for me?
Unmanaged VPS (also known as “Self-Managed VPS”) tends to require an advanced degree of technical know-how and basic understanding of Linux and the command line. Unmanaged VPS hosting plans allows you to configure and update VPS hosting to your exact preference.
But, if you prefer to have an expert manage your hosting and the tech stuff (freeing up more time for you to focus on your business), then Fully-Managed VPS Hosting might be the right choice to fulfill your hosting needs.

Which operating system can I run on my server?
GoDaddy VPS Hosting offers both Linux (CentOS 7, Debian or Ubuntu) and Windows 2016.

Do you provide Windows VPS hosting?
Yes! We offer Windows VPS hosting (Windows 2016) with resources staring at 2 GB RAM up to 32 GB RAM. Plus, you may add Plesk Obsidian Webhost Edition (for WordPress and website administration) to create and manage your sites.

How many IPs are included with VPS hosting?
GoDaddy VPS includes one free dedicated IP address. In the past, multiple IP addresses were needed for things like SSL and SEO. However, now with emerging technology, 1 dedicated IP works for:
Multiple SSL certificates.
Your server supports Server Name Indication (SNI), which means you no longer need a dedicated IP address for each SSL certificate on the server.
Search engine optimization (SEO).
As long as each site has its own directory, a single IP address does not negatively impact SEO on the websites hosted on your server.
Site previews.
Your customers can preview their websites using the same IP address as long as you’ve correctly configured cPanel or Plesk.

Where are the servers located?
GoDaddy servers are located around the globe. Choose your server location during setup in North America, Europe or Asia-Pacific.

How long does it take to provision my server?
Although the average time for us to provision your account will likely be mere minutes, it may take up to 24 hours or more. But, if you need your hosting right away, please call us and we’ll do our best to speed things up.



Does VPS require a lot of technical knowledge?
Yes, VPS hosting is best suited for web developers and system administrators that have the technical knowledge to manage a server. VPS offers more power and flexibility than standard shared hosting, and with it comes more server management complexity. But for those looking for the power of VPS — and the simplicity of a standard cPanel experience to manage their sites.

Why should I choose VPS hosting from GoDaddy?
If you’re looking for credibility and stability in your VPS hosting provider, know that we’re the world’s #1 hosting provider. That means millions of people trust their sites and applications to GoDaddy. We offer high-performance KVM VPS hosting with flexible configurations for every budget, including automated weekly backups with scheduling and on-demand, monitoring, alert tools and expert support.
You also get to choose from Linux or Windows operating systems with optional control panels (cPanel/WHM or Plesk Obsidian Webhost Edition). And for those that don’t have the time or skill set to manage their server, we offer Fully Managed VPS hosting or one-time paid task-based services.

Are backups included in VPS hosting plans?
Yes. All VPS hosting includes automated weekly snapshots so you can schedule backup time – or create a backup on demand.

What are the real advantages of using VPS hosting?
VPS hosting gives you high performance with an isolated environment where the CPU, RAM and storage is 100% dedicated and not shared with any other websites or apps. That, compared to shared hosting, results in higher performance and security along with more flexibility and control over the server.
VPS hosting also offers higher resources and bandwidth/traffic than shared hosting, which means faster load times and unlimited traffic. A VPS allows the admin more control over security hardening and is less vulnerable to hackers in comparison to shared hosting. With shared hosting, if a site gets hacked there’s a greater chance that other websites on the server will also be compromised. Conversely, due to virtual isolation, a hacked VPS on the same hardware, won’t affect surrounding VPS environments.
And with root access, there are no restrictions on the applications you install; you can access and edit the system files, settings and server logons.