VPS Hosting

More control + extra flex.

Dedicated resources, full root access, & easy scaling. It's the virtual private server you've been cravin'.

Snappy 2000

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  • 2GB RAM 
  • 2 cores CPU 
  • 120 GB disc space 
  • Unmetered bandwidth 

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Snappy 8000

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  • 8 GB RAM 
  • 4 cores CPU 
  • 240 GB disc space 
  • Unmetered bandwidth 

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Fancy VPS features you get for totally free.

flexible vps software

Flexible software

Full root access allows for your choice of CMS or custom code on your virtual private server.

vps functionality

Advanced functionality

Host unlimited domains, create unlimited email addresses, databases, FTP accounts, & more.

vps hardware

Powerful hardware

Industry leaders, like Intel & AMD, ensure our packages are among the fastest available.

vps tools

Full suite of tools

Enjoy site templates, a powerful script installer, site development tools, & much more.

website backups

Weekly backups

We perform a courtesy off-site backup of your private server data each and every week.

Why HostGator VPS? Oh, where to begin.

Created by pros, for all.

With our good name, you know you're in good hands (or, ahem, claws). Our credibility spans almost 20 years and over 2 million websites.

When we built our Virtual Private Server platform, we knew we were building for people who value the same things we do: more control, less service limitations, and heaps of beefed up features. Our VPS lets you customize your hosting environment to the exact scale you need without paying a penny over. That's the (totally awesome) HostGator way.


Complete customization

Enjoy total control (muah ha ha) with a virtual server fully allocated to your site.

Max reliability

We invest in state-of-the-art data centers & multiple bandwidth providers.

Scale as you go

Adding more RAM, CPU, or disk space is a cinch. We've made it easy for ya.

45-day guarantee

If you're not happy, we'll refund your hosting fees in the first .

Network guarantee

We make sure your site is always up and running so your business can be too.

24/7/365 support

We work when you work. Whenever that happens to be.

Top uses for VPS-level control.

Web hostingeCommerceHeavy app & email useTest environmentGaming

Advanced features for the advanced user:

  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Subversion Repository (SVN)
  • Server Side Includes (SSI)
  • Support for PHP 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3
  • HostGator Portal Control Panel
  • Full Unix Shell
  • Access to Raw Log Files
  • Crontab Access
  • Full CGI Access
  • Canned CGI Scripts
  • Reseller & Sub Accounts
  • Secure Shell (SSH) Access
  • IPv6 Support
  • Rails, Python, Perl Support
  • Unlimited SFTP Users

Drama free hosting

for pros.

Alright, alright... Let's get to the juicy deets.

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vCPU

2 cores

2 cores

4 cores

RAM

2 GB

4 GB

8 GB

Storage

80 GB

100 GB

160 GB

Unmetered Bandwidth

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Dedicated IP

2 IPs

2 IPs

2 IPs

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Root access

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cPanel/WHM

Optional

Optional

Optional

Operating System

CentOS 6 or 7, Windows, Ubuntu 16.04, Debian 8

Included
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Softaculous script installer

Included
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LetsEncrypt SSL included

Included
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Unlimited email accounts

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Free content transfers

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Network guarantee

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MySQL

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Maximum outgoing emails

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Maximum POP/IMAP connections

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

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Centralized DDoS Protection

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Weekly offsite backups

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Create manual backups

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Create scheduled backups

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Network uptime guarantee

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US-based Data Centers

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Fully redundant network

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Multiple bandwidth providers

AboveNet, AT&T, Comcast, Global crossing, Level (3), NTT

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Premium support

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Server monitoring and remediation

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24/7/365 support. We work when you work.

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Got questions? Well, we've got answers.

  • What is a Virtual Private Server (VPS)?

    A Virtual Private Server is a server divided into fully separate hosting environments. When you have VPS hosting, one of those environments is completely dedicated to you. That means you don't have to share resources (such as RAM or CPU) with other customers and you're less likely to be impacted by their behavior.

  • When should I use VPS hosting over Shared?

    In short, a virtual private server is ideal for users looking for more control over their hosting environment. Maybe your site traffic has grown, or maybe you have multiple websites and need more resources to run them all effectively. A VPS gives you more flexibility and control to bump up things like RAM and disk space without paying for more than you need.

    For more information on shared vs. VPS hosting check out our blog.

  • I already have hosting, but want to switch to VPS. Any tips?

    If you’re switching from Shared, Reseller, or Dedicated hosting to a virtual private server, the process is pretty simple. You’ll just have to transfer your files, change the DNS, and cancel your old plan. For more details into this process, check out this article on switching to VPS.

  • What about VPS vs. Dedicated?

    Another great question. A dedicated server is a server that's literally dedicated to you and no one else, which means the world (or in this case, server) is your oyster. Learn more about the benefits of VPS and Dedicated here.

  • Wait… if we're talking about a VPS, what is a VPN then?

    Yup, it can be a little confusing. But a virtual private server (VPS) is a form of web hosting, while a virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that allows you to remain completely anonymous when using the web. Read up more on VPS vs. VPN here.