Virtual Private Servers

Virtual Private Server Hosting

Take control with our reliable, powerful and flexible Virtual Private Server plans from only $45 per month. We provide secure Virtual Private Servers with extreme performance housed in our secure Tier III Datacentres Sydney, Australia.

VPS hosting with Private Data Clouds gives you the best of both worlds combining supreme power with an affordable month by month plans. Our VPS plans enable you to step up from basic web or application hosting as we deploy only the best in Enterprise Grade hardware and infrastructure.

If you are asking yourself if now is the time to move your business online to meet the demands of supporting a remote workforce or step up your security measures contact us to discuss your unique requirements.

Choose from any of our flexible Virtual Private Server plans or contact us with your specifications for a comprehensive quote.

Self Managed VPS

Self-Managed VPS

from $45 per month (ex. GST)

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Fully Managed Linux VPS

Fully Managed Linux VPS

from $75 per month (ex. GST)

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Fully Managed Solaris VPS

Fully Managed Solaris VPS

from $95 per month (ex. GST)

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Fully Managed Windows VPS

Fully Managed Windows VPS

from $105 per month (ex. GST)

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Compare Self Managed V's Fully Managed

Options

Self Managed VPS

We manage the network and uptime, you control the operating system and applications.

Fully Managed VPS

We take care of the OS and updates, simply upload your website or application and run.

Setting and Configuring VPS
Provisioning of server

Included

Included

Installation of operating system and default software

Included

Included

Server reboots (on request)

Included

Included

Ensure IPv4 address availability of 99.99%

Included

Included

Server Features
24x7x365 Australian-based technical support

Not Available

Included

DDOS Protection

Included

Included

Daily Backups

Optional

Included

Hourly Backups

Optional

Optional

Kernel Patching

Not Available

Included

SpamExperts spam filtering

Not Available

Optional

Infrastructure and Network Monitoring
24x7x365 Network & Hardware monitoring

Included

Included

Disk space monitoring

Not Available

Included

CPU load monitoring

Not Available

Included

Memory monitoring

Not Available

Included

Log monitoring

Not Available

Included

Server Administration
Directory Services & DNS Management

Not Available

Included

OS Patches & Upgrades

Not Available

Included

Software installation using OS (yum, easy apache, cPanel)

Not Available

Included

Apache / NGINX optimisation (on request)

Not Available

Included

MySQL / Postgresql / MongoDB optimisation (on request)

Not Available

Included

cPanel/WHM
Installation and basic configuration of cPanel/WHM

Not Available

Optional

Website, Email, MySQL setup with cPanel/WHM

Not Available

Optional

Website and Application Support
Installation of applications

Not Available

Optional

Installation and support of third party apps

Not Available

Optional

Website and Content Management Systems

Not Available

Optional

Firewall & Security
Ensure connectivity via SFTP/SSH/RDP (firewall ports opened)

Included

Included

Server Firewall configuration

Not Available

Included

Cisco ASA Firewall configuration

Optional

Included

Apache/NGINX/PHP optimisation

Not Available

Included

Vulnerability scanner

Optional

Included

Server hardening

Optional

Included

Frequently asked questions

Questions about our Virtual Private Servers? Our FAQs provide answers to the most common queries. You can also contact our expert support team at any time.

Self Managed VPS v's Fully Managed VPS?

Fully Managed VPS

In a fully managed VPS, the provider manages the server, so the user does not have to worry about the technical details behind running an internet server. The most common reason business owners or individuals may opt for a fully managed VPS is because they lack the knowledge and experience to run their own server. If neither you nor anyone on your team has the necessary technology skills to run a server for your organization, consider fully managed VPSs.

Benefits of Fully Managed VPS's

Some factors that make fully managed VPSs so attractive include:

  • Server maintenance:  The host provider makes sure the server is running properly and there are no technical glitches that might cause your website to crash.
  • Updates:  With fully managed VPS a user does not need to worry about updating software or hardware to keep their website running.
  • System monitoring:  Monitoring pays close attention to traffic spikes to ensure your website can handle increased traffic at peak times without crashing.
  • Data protection:  Files are constantly checked for vulnerability and backed up on a regular basis. This ensures that after a crash or some other error, no data would be completely lost and could be restored quickly. Backups are also constantly being made of your web servers and applications to ensure rapid restoration if necessary.
  • Security:  Fully managed VPSs are constantly checked by the host provider for weak points on the site as well as malware, spyware, and suspicious traffic patterns. This keeps your website uncorrupted and safe from viruses as well as keeping you aware of what type of traffic your site is getting.
  • Tech support:  Users can be sure of 24/7 assistance with their website if they have any problems or issues requiring customer support, or for any technical or formatting requests.

Self Managed VPS

These are servers in which the host provides no maintenance or management, and the VPSs are managed entirely by the users. The only thing the host provider is responsible for is the availability of a functional physical server. Some users prefer the higher levels of freedom offered by self-managed VPSs and choose them over fully managed servers. Users with technological savvy and experience should seriously consider self-managed VPSs.

Benefits of Self Managed VPS's

Some factors that make self-managed VPSs attractive to technical savvy clients include:

  • Customization:  Users have the freedom with a self-managed VPS to control every aspect of a server. You can install any software you want and have complete control over who can access your information, and when.
  • Price:  The cost of a self-managed VPS is always less than that of a fully managed VPS, as all the host provider contributes is the server space.
  • Security:  Self managed VPSs allow you to manage the levels of security protecting your data, so it can be as minimal or as intensive as you wish.
  • Self reliance:  There is no need to rely on anyone else to make changes to your server or your website. All updates, installations, and format changes are totally dependent upon the user.
Disadvantages of Self Managed VPS's

Despite the freedom offered by these systems, many people are intimidated by them. There is a risk of getting in over your head and drowning in lack of technology skills and knowledge. Factors to consider include:

  • Difficulty:  To properly run a self managed VPS, a user needs to have all the technical skills required to understand and operate the server. If you are a talented tech professional, a self managed VPS is almost certainly what you want to choose. If you have very little knowledge of web servers and no funds to hire a full time IT professional, consider a fully managed VPS.
  • Performance depends on the user:  If the server is not performing the way you would like it to, you have no one but yourself to blame.

What is Virtual Private Server Hosting?

A virtual private server (VPS) is a cost-effective way for a small business to gain more flexibility and efficiency than is offered with shared hosting without the expense associated with running a dedicated server. Most small businesses also don’t need all the power of a dedicated server, so VPS provides a good in-between option when you outgrow your shared hosting. Get the power and flexibility of your own server without the cost and complexity of managing outsourced hardware.

How Does a Virtual Private Server Work?

A VPS is basically a server running within a server. One physical server hosts multiple virtual servers, each isolated from the others. This is accomplished with software, called a hypervisor, that segments the physical server and keeps each segment separate from the rest.

Each VPS runs its own operating system, independent of the others, creating the illusion that it is actually its own independent server. Each VPS can also be rebooted independently.

What Are the Advantages of a VPS?

Every hosting solution has its own advantages and is suitable for different stages of a business. But what is VPS used for? A VPS is good for businesses that are feeling constrained by their shared hosting plans but aren’t ready for—or can’t afford—a dedicated server. It’s ideally used for organizations that are seeking:

  • Dedicated resources:That ensure your applications won’t suffer the consequences of a rogue application on a shared hosting plan starts consuming a large amount of resources.
  • More flexibility than shared hosting:  With a VPS, you can customize your hardware and software configurations and run your own applications.
  • Lower cost than a dedicated server:  The hosting company can spread the cost of running and maintaining the server across all businesses operating on a given machine. Depending on your host, monthly fees can be as low as $45.
  • Better security than shared hosting:  Because you are not sharing space with others, their mistakes, faulty scripts or resource usage won’t affect the up-time or accessibility of your Web site.
  • Independent FTP and SSH access:  Again, other users’s use of FTP and SSH don’t affect your access and speed.
  • Root access:  Because a VPS functions as an independent server, you get root access, which is what you need to configure and install your own operating system and other applications. Shared hosting only gives you access to a directory on the shared server, which does not allow for software customization.
  • Lower technical knowledge requirement than a dedicated server:  In most cases, you access your VPS through graphical user interface control panels, from which you install and configure your applications. Dedicated servers usually require manual configuration.

Do You Need a Virtual Private Server?

It might be time to consider upgrading from shared hosting to VPS if:

  • Your business is growing and getting more traffic:   If your Web site’s resource needs are approaching your shared hosting provider’s premium-level plan, you can often get more resources and flexibility with a VPS for the same cost.
  • You want to run applications:  your shared hosting plan doesn’t offer.
  • You’re looking for increased security:  With multiple sites hosted on the same server, your site can become vulnerable if another is breached or attacked. With VPS, you’ll have a more protected piece of real estate on the server that keeps your data more secure.
  • You need more reliability and uptime:  Depending on how much each user is utilizing at any given time, the bandwidth on a shared server is constantly changing. If your infrastructure is going down, your business can’t run. VPS can offer you more uptime on your own allocated portion of resources.
  • You want more control over your server overall:  With VPS, you’ll have root access to control your configurations and install any software you need.

Why choose a Cloud Virtual Private Server?

The Cloud Virtual Private Server (VPS) models are ideal for hosting professional production environments or critical applications. A hardware SLA is just one of the guarantees in place to provide you high availability and stable service right from the word go.

With drives that are unique in terms of latency and bandwidth and an underlying infrastructure that offers distributed storage and triple replication, the Cloud Virtual Private Server (VPS) models natively ensure the integrity of your data, without any additional configurations.