Here's why our customers trust us to host 600+ Virtual Private Servers.
Our web hosting support staff is here to help whether it be via live-chat or the ticket system.
We automatically provide each VPS plan with free backup storage to a different SAN. You can backup & restore directly from the portal all by yourself!
Our Self-Service Control Panel allows you to start/stop, re-image, or even VNC into your server for COMPLETE CONTROL.
With our uptime guarantee you can rest easy knowing your VPS Server will always remain up.
All of our packages come with DDoS Protection and it works automatically!
We have a no hassle 7 day money-back guarantee.
Our servers feature Enterprise Intel CPUs and we NEVER use any desktop parts.
Our network features multiple paths over high speed links to ensure you can always get to your data.
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VPS is Virtual Private Server. It is a secure, isolated virtual machine running on a Dedicated Server. You can think of a Virtual Private Server as if it were a cheaper, dedicated server. There are several technologies that provide this capability: HyperV (Microsoft), VMware, KVM, etc. All these different technologies utilize hardware-accelerated features in the CPU to provide virtualization with virtually no performance loss.
Still not getting it? Imagine we have a server with 20 CPU Cores and 128GB of RAM. Now we can take this dedicated server and install, for example, VMware ESXI or KVM (Linux). From there, we can set up 20 different VPS, each with 1 CPU Core and 6GB RAM. That is how the Virtual Private Server get their resources from the dedicated server they run on.
Sometimes a Virtual Server can be faster than some dedicated servers. It all depends on the resources assigned to the Virtual Server like CPU, RAM, and the Disk type. At ArticHost, we only use enterprise Intel parts and SSDs, and that is how we offer the VPS hosting.
These are two very different hosting solutions. Shared hosting means you are running your website on a dedicated server or VPS. It is the cheapest option to run a website. This type of web hosting can be great for very low traffic sites, but there are restrictions. If your website takes too many resources on the shared hosting server, you are limited or forced to buy a Virtual Server or dedicated server.
There are further restrictions with shared hosting. For example, certain PHP features can be completely disabled without any ability to enable them. Furthermore, shared hosting providers may also limit specific versions of software that you can run. Not allowing specific versions of PHP is a very common problem our customers have encountered in the past. If your applications require PHP version 7 but the shared host only offers PHP version 5, then you are stuck and unable to run your site.
Shared hosting also puts limits on your website. If your WordPress blog runs on a shared host with cPanel, for example, then they most likely have some limits on how much memory your WordPress blog may use. For example, they might say you can only use 256MB RAM. Anything more, and they slow down your site. The situation I just described wouldn't happen if you had your own dedicated server or virtual private server. The difference between shared hosting and VPS hosting can mean your website runs slow (shared) vs. fast (virtual server).
The disadvantages of VPS hosting revolve around management and maintenance. If you are comfortable using your Google skills and learning, we recommend starting with our semi-managed plans. If you get stuck on a particular task, open a ticket, and we'd be happy to assist. If you have never used a Virtual Private Server before and want to host websites, we recommend going for a managed server plan. If you cannot afford a managed server plan, then a semi-managed plan with a Control-Panel may be easier to use for you. You still have the ability to use our semi-managed support team for assistance.
We just described these disadvantages can result in your website not working properly if you aren't managing it correctly. The reasons we previously listed are why all of our plans are semi-managed. We recognize customers will always face certain issues, but they still want affordable rates on their servers. Semi-managed hosting solutions are a happy medium.
It's hard to say precisely which hosting solution a customer needs without more information. To answer this question correctly, we must ask you some questions:
You can host multiple websites on our Virtual Private Servers. The server is yours to do whatever you want. The majority of our customers host numerous websites on their Virtual Private Server with no issues.
That answer all depends on the plan you choose from us. For example, if you select the LIN-SSD-S, which is cheap Linux VPS hosting, you can probably run at least 1-3 low traffic websites. If these websites start getting more traffic or you notice slowness, mostly due to having just 1 CPU Core, then you can upgrade to the LIN-SSD-S2 package. Based on extensive testing we've done in house, we have found that this package/plan (LIN-SSD-S2) is the sweet spot for running dozens of moderate traffic websites.
It's also important to note that website optimizations and caching make a HUGE difference in how many websites you can host on a VPS. Be sure to enable caching in memory, and use Cloudflare's free service package to speed up your site. If you are not familiar with those previously described optimization techniques open a ticket with our Support Staff, and we'll get you the information you need. Most of the time, we can also set up these optimizations for you.
Our datacenter features some of the fastest hardware available with high disk space. Whether you are looking at a Linux server or a Windows server, they are all high-performance VPS that will give you the ability to host dozens of websites.
Here at ArticHost, we will migrate your websites for free as long as you open up a ticket. Please note that this is a best-effort migration, and depending on the application script, it may not always be successful. 99% of the time, it is successful, but if your application script is heavily customized and there are unknown dependencies, we will require your assistance.
If you'd like to do it on your own, I'll summarize the process here. Before I do, I am going to assume you want to move your website from a Linux-based Web server. You must now start identifying requirements, like a LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP) or a LEMP Stack (Linux, Nginx, Mysql, PHP). Once you have researched which stack is best for your application script, you should install thestack's components. That process can be done by using the Linux Operating System's package manager. Some Operating Systems like CentOS come with "group" packages to install a LAMP stack with one selection. Other Operating Systems researching "How to install lamp stack on Ubuntu 18.04" on Google will usually lead to hundreds of guides on how to do the same thing. Go ahead and follow one.
I'll assume you followed one and got it installed. After you have the web stack created (which only takes a few commands), you can begin to move your files and database. On your new server, don't forget to create the database name/username/password. Use the same values from your Old Shared Hosting Provider. That process saves us the trouble of having to search for various config files and edit them. Then, import a dump of your previous database.
Now that you've moved the resources test the website by browsing to your ArticHost Virtual Server public IP address. If you encounter redirects or loading errors, you need to edit your local system's "hosts" file so that your domain name points to your ArticHost Server IP address. If anything needs to be changed, that simple test I just described is excellent at showing you errors on the screen. Finally, if everything works fine, you can log in to your DNS Host, which is usually the place you bought the domain. However, if you pointed it to something like Cloudflare, then login there. Again, for most people, The DNS Host will be where you purchased the domain, like GoDaddy or Namecheap. Once in their control panel, change your DNS "A" record to point to your ArticHost server IP. At this point, you need to wait for the DNS change of the A record to propagate out. That process happens automatically. You can test the record by browsing to it or just pinging it. Make sure to clear your DNS cache before every test.
To confirm that the website is loading from your ArticHost Server, you can create a dummy file in your new VPS' web root directory that you attempt to browse to and test. If browsing to this dummy file from your Web Browser, you know your browser is reaching the correct server. That's how we would summarize moving from a Shared Hosting provider to a VPS with ArticHost.
We have countless customers who switched from Shared hosting providers to our server plans, and their websites run much faster. You no longer have to deal with limitations on RAM or high CPU that they saw with their old Shared hosting provider. If you want a fast website, it needs to run on a VPS.
SSD Storage VPS Hosting is the concept of only using Solid State Drives (SSDs) to provide the fastest storage solution possible to customers. SSD Storage is a must. It's the gold standard for running websites, applications, databases, game servers. With SSD storage, we can now offer customers the fastest boot-up times, and disk read/write speeds. We also offer more disk space on our SSD storage than any other competitor!
At ArticHost, we only use SSDs in a redundant Storage Area Network (SAN). Most providers have SSDs locally on the server, and they don't back up your data. We do it differently. We replicate our SSD SAN (storage server) to another SSD SAN daily in case of major issues. This allows us to
Of course, we can offer special disk space packages, please open a ticket, and we'll upgrade your SSD storage for a small fee. Most of the time this fee will be $1.50, excluding tax, for every 100GB of SSD space.
Almost always, the answer to this is yes. The majority of shared hosting providers (like Hostgator or GoDaddy) limit you heavily on how much CPU, RAM, and DISK speed you can use. That's because they have HUNDREDS of people on the same server. With a Virtual Private Server from us, you have just one person on the server, you. Virtual Private Server hosting is not faster than shared hosting when you are buying a VPS without an SSD.
Here at ArticHost, we only use SSDs for our servers to give you a much faster server than Shared hosting can offer. Again, please be aware that hosting plans differ significantly from provider to provider. Every detail makes a huge difference. Even the datacenter location makes a huge difference as you want to make sure you are very close to your visitors/customers.
We offer all Windows Server Operating Systems: Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019. Not sure which version of Windows Server is right for you? Check out the information below for end of support dates and features.
Windows Server 2008 R2 End of Support and Updates is on jan 14 2020. features:
Windows Server 2012 R2 End of Support and Updates is on 10/10/2023. features:
Windows Server 2016 End of Support and Updates is on 1/11/2027. features:
Windows Server 2019 End of Support and Updates is on 1/9/2029. features:
For our linux server hosting plans we offer: CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE. If there is any operating system that you need which was not listed here, feel free to open a ticket and we will install it on your Linux or Windows Server.
We offer the most commonly deployed Linux Operating Systems. Note that we customize these images for common deployments. For security, we automatically install and configure Fail2Ban for SSH. This allows us to protect each VPS from brute-force password attacks. We also pre-update all of the images to get you started on a secure Operating System.
KVM is a safe, fast, and fantastic technology that allows us to take a Dedicated Server and split it into multiple, isolated servers known as Virtual Servers. According to RedHat, KVM is implemented in the kernel and is a complete hypervisor solution. KVM allows Linux to run virtual machines as normal application processes. These processes then use the Linux kernel's normal functions to access hardware components like Memory or the CPU in a secure, isolated fashion.
It refers to the concept mentioned above, splitting a Dedicated server into isolated virtual servers. It means we are using a hypervisor technology to split a Dedicated Server into multiple servers. If you are at this point in your research, we recommend reaching out to our Support and Sales staff to get a better idea of what a Virtual Private Server can offer you.
ArticHost is one of the top hosting providers with hundreds of active servers. We run thousands of websites for customers. We believe ArticHost is the best hosting service.
Virtual Private Servers are isolated virtual machines that are running on Dedicated hosting (Dedicated servers). We use the technology of KVM to isolate machines (operating systems) and resources. It is a full, isolated, dedicated mini-computer.
Most of our customers run their websites or customers' websites on our Virtual Private Server hosting packages. There are also customers who want a remote server to work from (mostly Windows Server OS). Then there are customers that want something more light-hearted, like running game-servers. Some common requests we see are Minecraft servers or Counter-Strike servers. All of these are possible. Depending on the application you would like to run, you may end up with Linux or Windows as the operating system. If you are new to game server hosting, we recommend a windows VPS hosting plan as they are easier to navigate. All of these options are hosted in our secure and world-class datacenter, so you can trust they will be snappy and enjoyable.
Since we offer both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, you can host whatever you want. Websites, Bots, Databases, Applications, Game Servers, Voice Servers, RDP for working remote. Here is a list of some most commonly deployed applications: Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Mediawiki, Nextcloud, OpenVPN, Minecraft.
Yes, you can use any ArticHost plan (LINUX or Windows) to run a Virtual Private Network (VPN). We also have many customers utilizing OPENVPN for VPN Hosting with us.
You can do domain hosting on these servers because they are entirely yours to control. You can do either domain hosting for a website like running WordPress or domain hosting for parked domains (to generate advertising revenue). We allow both kinds.
Yes, we have many customers running game servers like Minecraft from our servers today. They are enjoying fast speeds on their game servers with no lag!
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Email hosting is allowed. It's an essential feature for many of our customers, and so we are happy to oblige any custom request for email hosting on our VPS plans. If you are comfortable with managing your own email server, then our plans are perfect for hosting your emails. Furthermore, because ArticHost offers several different operating systems to choose, and two different platforms (Linux and Windows), you have the option to choose different mail platforms. What do I mean by this? Well, on the Windows Operating System you have the ability to go with Microsoft Exchange as your mail server. On Linux, you have several platforms you can choose. If you are a Linux Systems Administrator, expert, or even enthusiast, then you can go with Postfix Or Exim. If you are comfortable in Linux but don't know all the intricacies of Email hosting we recommend MailCow. It's a top performing mail platform that runs on Linux via Docker images. It's very easy to setup, secure, and never has issues.
Yes, we can install a platform like GIT Lab for you or any other script you'd like. Just open a ticket and we'll get started.. Please note however, that we offer best-effort support as we only feature semi-managed plans. With that being said, we've never had issues with installing platforms or scripts, so feel free to reach out and, we'll get it done.
All of our Virtual Private Server packages are unmetered. We don't believe in charging for bandwidth in 2021. Users don't want to continually monitor bandwidth charts and worry about overage charges, which would be ridiculous. At ArticHost you can forget overage charges.
Yes, we allow SEO tools. They are essential to e-commerce. Because of Scrapebox's capabilities, its minimum requirements change drastictly based on utilization. We recommend starting with the WIN-SSD-S2 package for a cheap Scrapebox VPS. If you need to upgrade, just open a ticket, and we will increase the resources on your VPS (like CPU or RAM). No data will be lost in the process, and it takes roughly 5 minutes to complete..