1. Knowledge Base
  2. >
  3. Results
  4. >
  5. Why do I need a VPS?

Why do I need a VPS?

Advantages of VPS

A VPS can be extremely useful for the following reasons:

  • It's perfect for almost any balance of content and structure be it a SHOUTcast, small gameserver, etc.
  • You have full control over the container you're occupying and root access to install whatever software or scripts you may need
  • With the level of access provided you can maintain your server your way or set user permissions for administrators to perform certain tasks
  • You are not limited by email restrictions

Depending on your level of skill and knowledge of Linux command line, WHM and/or Plesk, a VPS can be challenging to maintain. Fortunately, HostGator offers plenty of documentation to help you get started on setting up your VPS and get you on right track to creating the website you envision.

To learn more about VPS in comparison to our other hosting packages, please read: