Our VPS solutions are designed to suit all of your needs, and scale up as your business grows. You do not need to provision resources — simply add what you need, when you need it, via the OVHcloud Control Panel. This means you only pay for what you use, helping you manage your budget.
All Plans Include
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Our servers are assembled and configured by GICT Africa Technologies, to deliver you optimal performance. Our VPS servers are powered by Intel next-generation architecture, NVMe SSD storage, and a highly resilient infrastructure, to meet your needs.
Traffic for your VPS server is unlimited*, with a maximum bandwidth of 2Gbit/s. This means you can host services or applications that require a high bandwidth, providing your customers with an optimal browsing experience at no extra cost.
*Excludes datacentres in the Asia-Pacific region.
A dedicated environment
You can use all of your hardware resources for hosting websites or business applications — and you get admin access to your virtual server, too. With our VPS range, you can manage your web projects in a server environment that is scaled to suit your usage.
Keep your data safe with our VPS backup options. The auto back-up option allows you to back up your data automatically and regularly. You can use the Snapshot option directly via the OVHcloud Control Panel, and take snapshot backups of your VPS in just a few clicks.
Simplicity and independence
With our VPS solutions, you do not need to worry about hardware constraints (upgrading components, technical faults, etc.) — but you still get full control over your virtual server. You can choose from a wide range of pre-installed Linux and Windows operating systems — and web hosting control panels, too
Our VPS solutions are perfect for hosting business applications in a production or pre-production environment. Our infrastructure offers minimal latency for your services, and hardware availability guaranteed by an SLA. This means you get constant, stable service.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've compiled a list of answers to common questions.
A virtual private server (VPS) can be used to host websites (e-commerce, content, media) and software applications (portals, extranets, collaborative solutions, wikis, CRM). Unlike shared hosting, the data is isolated onto a virtual machine which is dedicated to the user. The VPS is a perfect compromise between web hosting plans and physical servers, combining reliability with the high performance of a dedicated server — but without the difficulty of managing a server’s physical hardware.
Using a VPS requires basic knowledge of server administration. This knowledge is essential for managing the operating system (Linux, Windows, PrestaShop or WordPress) installed on the machine, and configuring the applications. Think you might need a VPS, but don’t have the technical knowledge required? We recommend getting in touch with one of our partners. If you would like to get guaranteed resources but don’t know how to manage servers, we recommend Performance Web Hosting plans.
Location is an important factor when choosing a VPS solution. GICT Africa Cloud has data centres in Europe and the US, so whether you are based in Uganda, Brazil, Russia or any other country in the world, you can be closer to your audience. Having your data stored closer to your end users or audience means lower latency which equates to a better user experience. Web page load time is also an element that search engines take into account when ranking. Though there is more to SEO than fast load time, being closer to your audience is one easy step to SEO optimization.
With a Plesk web hosting plan, you are provided with a storage space that has Plesk pre-installed. You can manage your websites, but you are not the administrator of the service. You can only use it for managing your projects. If you choose a VPS, you are the server admin, and GICT Africa Cloud has no access to its content. This way, you free to configure it in whatever way you like.
Yes. A VPS can be partitioned and organized to suit your requirements. This means you can use it to host several websites or projects, by allocating a private space to each one. You choose the volume of each space, too. To simplify how you do this, you can install a web hosting control panels like Plesk or cPanel.
The advantage of a VPS is that you don’t have to worry about hardware management —— like monitoring the status of hard disks, RAM, and CPU. They are adapted to host most types of web projects that are moderately sized. We recommend using a dedicatedserver if you want to manage the hardware yourself, build more elaborate architectures, create an infrastructure that includes a private network (vRack), or deploy complex solutions other than web services. As a general rule, users with a growing volume of web activity either move up to dedicated servers, or Public Cloud solutions. These services offer more complex, flexible infrastructures that can adapt to a high level of growth.
A Cloud VPS is a virtual machine optimized and designed to adapt to pre-production and production environments. It is a dedicated environment on which you can host one or more web projects. The OVHcloud Public Cloud offers a multi-server infrastructure, with high availability for servers. vRack, a private network service, is also available with this solution.
*For VPS solutions hosted in Sydney and Singapore: 1TB traffic/month for the Starter and Value ranges, 2TB/month for the Essential range, 3TB/month for the Comfort range, and 4TB/month for the Elite range. Bandwidth is reduced to 10Mbit/s once the monthly quota has been exceeded.