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99.9999% Uptime

Free Website Transfer

Custom ISO's

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Linux VPS Features

Take full control with the dedicated resources assigned to you by getting started with a Hostwinds VPS today. We will have your server up and running in just minutes!

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Redundant Network

We have ensured there is no single point of failure so that our redundant network will provide stability ready for your mission-critical agenda. Your VPS is always available whenever you need it.

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Nightly Backups

Hostwinds offers a nightly backup service so that your essential information is always secure. You can keep your backups for as long as you like and access them at any time!

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Server Monitoring

We offer a real-time monitoring service for all VPS Hosting plans whereby we proactively monitor your server and automatically open a support ticket for you in the event of a problem.

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Instant Scalability

Increase your server resources instantly by upgrading to the next tier of your Linux VPS plan! Upgrading is simple with Hostwinds, allowing you to scale your server based on your needs.

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Full Management

Our team of support experts is always here for you. Connect with us via Live Chat or support tickets anytime, day or night. We can assist and help to solve your problems.

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Enterprise Hardware

We deploy the latest and greatest hardware to provide our clients with the best experience possible. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure offers both speed and reliability for your VPS.

Cloud Portal Features

Every Hostwinds Linux VPS comes standard with a variety of additional tools and utilities for your convenience.

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Snapshots

Snapshots take a complete real-time backup of your server. You can then use this snapshot to recover your virtual private server in the event of a critical failure. You can also use any of your snapshots to launch multiple VPS's based on one template quickly. This means you can easily scale applications and only have to worry about configuring all your settings once. Snapshots provide you the flexibility you need to make full use of the Hostwinds cloud.

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Enterprise Firewall

Protect your cloud server from incoming threats with our easy to configure Cloud Firewalls. This allows you to easily configure what traffic you want to allow to and from your VPS. This firewall is implemented externally from your server, which provides additional security against malware that may try to disable your server's software firewall.

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Volumes

Volumes can be created and attached to any VPS. This is an excellent method for creating a second hard drive for additional bulk storage. You can also quickly move volumes between VPS's with just a few clicks.

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Object Storage

Object storage is perfect for storing any type of data. Think of it as a big box in the cloud for all your "stuff". You can easily integrate with our object storage service utilizing any clients that support the industry standard S3 protocol.

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Load Balancers

Our Load Balancers distribute traffic across multiple VPS's. This allows you to deploy highly available and horizontally scalable applications easily. You can customize how your traffic distributes as well as configure sticky sessions and other advanced features.

Wide Selection of Linux Distributions

Launch your server on your favorite linux distribution, in seconds.

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Fedora

CentOS

Ubuntu


Frequently Asked Questions about Managed Linux VPS Hosting

What is a Linux VPS?

A Linux VPS hosting service includes dedicated resources including CPU Cores, RAM, and Disk Space exclusively reserved for you.

You can think of it as your own personal Linux computer, with its own set of dedicated resources. This gives you massive benefits over shared hosting, as you are much less likely to be impacted by "noisy neighbors". You also benefit from much-improved security by having your operating system environment completely separate from other users.

Linux Virtual Private Servers are more scalable than Dedicated Servers. You can scale up your resources as your requirements change from the Hostwinds Cloud Portal.

Will you help me migrate from my old provider to Hostwinds?

We are happy to help you migrate your content to any new service so you can get started with your Hostwinds account as soon as possible.

We have helped many new clients move their Linux VPS web hosting services from other providers. We are proud to offer this complimentary service for any new orders.

Once you have submitted a migration request, our migration experts will begin with the transfer and communicate with you throughout this process.

We also have lots of experience migrating from other platforms, such as from shared hosting to a Linux VPS (with cPanel).

What is included in Full Server Management?

Our tiers of support include 24/7/365 support via Live Chat and support tickets. We also offer a 99.9999% network uptime guarantee, a 99.9999% power uptime guarantee, ongoing server maintenance, and the setup of automated tasks upon request.

More included offerings: operating system updates, virus scans, mitigation of load problems or sluggishness, troubleshooting for network-related issues, assistance if a server fails to boot, help with hardware failures, package installations, and much more!

Check out our Tiers of Support in the Hostwinds Product Documentation for a complete list.

Does cPanel come pre-installed on your Linux VPS?

Hostwinds offers several available application templates created with pre-configured software. cPanel/WHM is one of the many templates that we offer.

Select this option on the checkout page, and be sure also to purchase a cPanel license. cPanel/WHM licenses can be ordered during the checkout process.

We recommend at least 1 CPU Core, 2 GB of RAM, and 50 GB of disk space for a server to operate cPanel. However, higher traffic websites will require more resources.

Do I have full control of my Linux VPS?

Root access is provided for any Hostwinds Linux VPS so that you have complete control over your server and may configure it however you see fit.

Hostwinds believes in providing you with as many options as possible and allows you to customize your server right out of the box if you prefer. You may also get up and running with the Operating System installed for you.

While ordering your server, you can choose from an extensive library of Linux versions. Hostwinds also provides you with several one-click application installation options and ISOs in your Cloud Portal.

Do you offer a server management control panel?

Hostwinds has built an incredibly easy-to-use Cloud Control Portal to make it faster and more convenient for you to manage your server.

Some of the features include: Hostwinds Cloud DNS, Firewall Management, adding and managing additional Volume storage, Snapshot creation, Load Balancers, the ability to upgrade/downgrade your Virtual Machine, IP Management, the ability to restore your server from a snapshot backup, Object Storage Management, server power management, a robust API, launching a VNC connection, and serial console.

Can I upgrade my Linux VPS at a later time?

You are more than welcome to upgrade your Linux VPS anytime you need more RAM, CPU Cores, Disk Space, or Bandwidth. You can upgrade using our predefined packages anytime through your Cloud Control Portal.

Once you have requested it, you will need to apply the upgrade and confirm that you wish to resize your disk to implement it. Although you can build your own server and add custom resources as needed, we suggest using a predefined package.

Can I upload my own ISO to use on my Linux VPS?

You can upload your own Linux-based ISO and create a server using the ISO of your choice. Hostwinds provides you with many ISOs with which you can deploy or re-install your server, including several versions of Linux, as well as troubleshooting ISOs.

We are constantly expanding the Linux options in our Cloud Portal to give our clients as many choices as possible.

Can I create a snapshot of my Linux VPS and create more servers from a snapshot backup?

Snapshot backups are built right into the Hostwinds Cloud Portal. You can easily take a snapshot of your server and then use that snapshot as a template to launch more servers. This is a huge time saver and allows you to configure your server exactly how you see fit. You only need to configure one server. You can then launch an unlimited number of servers from that one snapshot you create. These new servers are exact copies of the original server. They will, however, have their networking configuration automatically configured on the first boot. You can also use snapshots as a backup to recover a specific point in time from your server in the event of a catastrophic failure.

Do you offer a backups solution on Linux VPS?

We do give you the option to add backups to your server when you place your order and once the server is ready for use.

We cannot overstate how important it is to have an excellent-working backup on hand. As such, we make it easy to add automated incremental backups for your server.

The backups are only $1 a month + $0.03 per GB, and we strongly urge you to add this service if you ever need to restore your server from a backup.

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