In VPS hosting, which stands for Virtual Private Server hosting, a physical server is divided into several logical virtual servers, each of which is **isolated** and **private**. This means that, contrary to shared hosting, you get full root access to your server and no other user can sneak into your account or files. You can also fine tune all configuration files and you can even run any linux program that you may want to.
VPS hosting is almost as good as dedicated hosting. The only drawback is lower performance since the physical resources (processor, hard drive, etc.) are shared between several VPS instances. The advantage, though, is that you get all the security and flexibility of a dedicated server, at just a fraction of the price.
The main caveats in choosing your VPS hosting provider, are:
- Performance: this depends as much on the actual specs of the physical servers the hosting company uses as on how many virtual servers the hosting provider decides to run on each physical server. This information is very difficult to get by.
- Technical support: with root access to your server, it is pretty easy to mess things up. In those cases, quality and reactive technical support make a huge difference from one host to another.
Below is a list of VPS hosting companies we have successfully run b2evolution blogs and forums on...
Top recommended VPS hosting plans
|Web Host||Hosting company||Price||CPU||RAM||HD||Transfer||Ips|
|InMotion VPS||$ 28.74/month||Unlocked||4GB||75GBSSD||4TB/mo||3|
|BlueHost VPS||$ 18.99/month||2 cores||2GB||30GBSSD||UnlimitedTB/mo||1|
|GreenGeeks VPS||$ 39.95/month||4 cores||1GB||25GBSSD RAID-10||1TB/mo||1|
|LunarPages Cloud Hosting||$ 44.95/month||2 cores||2GB||50GBSSD||1TB/mo||1|
|LiquidWeb VPS||$ 69.00/month||2 vCPU||2GB||40GBSSD||5TB/mo||1|
|I/O Zoom||$ 5.00/month||1 core||1GB||20GBSSD RAID-10||1TB/mo||1|
Minimum recommended specs for a VPS
In order to run a CMS such as b2evolution, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, etc. with fast loading pages (otherwise you don't need a VPS), we recommend the following minimum specs:
- SSD drive. This is an absolute requirement nowadays. (We have eliminated cheap VPS offers with non-SSD drives from this page. Their poor performance doesn't justify using a VPS over shared hosting.
- 2 GB of RAM. This is useful to allow MySQL or MariaDB to process complex SQL requests efficiently.
- 1 CPU core. 1 is actually enough but you will notice a difference with 2 cores as soon as you run maintenance operations.
Of course, these specs will require upgrade as your site grows and serves more traffic / more concurrent users.
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Hosting plan details
« InMotion Hosting’s Virtual Private Servers are a great alternative to dedicated servers and perfect for those who need more than what a shared account can offer. They have everything necessary to be a complete separate server, including optional root level access.
Current Prices and Promotions for InMotion VPS
Selected hosting package: VPS-1000HA-S
« Our custom-built servers and 24/7 team of experts deliver breakthrough performance that grows with you. Get up and running in seconds. Whereas most VPS solutions take hours or days to activate, we designed our VPS servers to provision immediately. »
Extreme performance • Instant provisioning • Guaranteed resources • Root access • CentOS
Current Prices and Promotions for BlueHost VPS
Selected hosting package: Standard VPS
15% OFF with coupon code evo2 !
« Lunarpages offers more powerful VPS solutions for your website, business, blog & more with 24/7 real technical support. Get a semi-dedicated server that's easy to manage and easy to afford. »
CentOS 7 / Ubuntu / Windows Standard 2016 Server • Host UNLIMITED Sites • Root SSH Access • Managed Hosting • 99.9% Uptime • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee • Guaranteed RAM
RAM: 1 GB increments up to a total 12 GB of ram $0.60 per GB per day • CPU: increase up to 8 core $0.30 per core per day • Disk Space: increase for $0.015 per GB per day • Bandwidth: $0.35 per GB
Current Prices and Promotions for LunarPages Cloud Hosting
Selected hosting package: Scalable Cloud VPS
« Lightning-fast SSD servers starting from $8/mo.
- If you don't actually need to fine tune your configuration or if you are looking for a lower budget hosting solution, check out our selection of shared hosting plans.
- If your have a higher budget, we actually recommend that you consider a small cheap dedicated server which will give you significantly better performance. For example, you may get 10 times the performance of a VPS for only 3 times the price of a VPS.