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What is a VPS? A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a partitioning of a physical server into multiple virtual servers. With a VPS you have full administrative access to your virtual server, with dedicated resources available to you. What are the differences between Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers? You may find that you`ve “outgrown” Shared Web Hosting, want to develop your own applications or require the power and flexibility of a VPS. The table below shows some of the differences between the various hosting and servers available.

Shared Web Hosting Virtual Private Servers Dedicated Servers
 Shared virtual resources  Dedicated virtual resources  Dedicated physical hardware
 Shared RAM, Disk Space, and CPU  Dedicated RAM and Disk Space, Shared CPU  Dedicated RAM, Disk Space and CPU
 Standardised preinstalled software  OS Installation only  OS Installation only
 1-click installs  Full control/customisation  Full control/customisation
 Perfect for starting a website  Perfect for more advanced users / bigger web applications  Perfect for advanced users, critical applications, large websites, businesses
 No setup fees, competitively priced  Affordable, no setup fees  Setup fees applicable, cheaper than capital investment

What can I do with my VPS? Are there any limitations? A VPS can be customised to your heart’s content as you have full administrative access. You can do anything with your VPS. The only exception is that it would violate our Terms of Service. Are there any hidden costs? There are no hidden costs. We are transparent with our packages and pricing, so you know what you are getting upfront. The only extra costs you will incur will be bandwidth overages (when you run out of bandwidth allocation), and add-ons/installs that you request. However, add-ons and hourly fees are only charged after approval from you. Is cPanel available on my VPS? We currently don’t offer cPanel installation ourselves, but since you have full control of the server, you are fully able to purchase and install cPanel. I want to purchase add-ons or require assistance. To purchase add-ons such as SSL certificates, OS installations, Static IPs, extra storage, and hourly assistance, please call us on 086 000 9500 or log a support ticket via your Customer Zone.

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