How do I choose a VPS?
Our Virtual Private Servers (or VPS) provide you with a high performance web hosting service at an affordable price. These solutions give you root (administrator) access to your own server, inside a secure infrastructure managed by OVH.
Which specs should I choose for my VPS?
I plan to install several applications on my VPS
My application already has a large volume of traffic
I have a large volume of data
I have a lot of content and files
I have some highly-sensitive data
I use a database
Should I host everything on one VPS or several?
I use a control panel
I use a CMS
Where should I geolocate my VPS and why?
Whether you want to provide your users with a better experience or improve your search engine ranking (SEO), geolocating your service in the country where the majority of your traffic comes from, is a very profitable strategy.
Identify your users with a web analytics tool to gauge your audience. Then look at the available OVH points of presence to determine your distribution strategy and locate your VPS nearer to where your audience is highly concentrated.
Please note, if you choose several VPS and you need them to communicate with each other, you should bear in mind that the distance between servers may affect data exchange and responsiveness.
Do I need additional IPs?
You may need to add IPs to your VPS in several cases:
- Installing an SSL certificate;
- Attaching a dedicated IP address to every website hosted on your server (if you don't, the websites will automatically be linked to the server's IP);
- Use separate IPs for different channels (web, mobile applications, etc.);
- Allocating different IPs to different services (CMS, database, etc.);
- Allocating several IPs to a single website. This may be particularly useful for multilingual websites, allowing each domain (mysite.co.uk, mysite.es, mysite.it, mysite.ca, etc.) to be located in the relevant country or linguistic region: a great addition to your international SEO strategy.
How should I weigh up my future needs?
Keep it simple... don't worry about it yet! We're well aware that your requirements will change over time and that's why we've decided to support your projects for the long haul. The RAM you need now isn't necessarily what you'll need tomorrow and the same is true for the disk and other resources. For that reason, we've made our solutions scalable and made sure you can upgrade quickly. Scale your VPS at any time in just a few clicks to a more powerful model or range.
How can I manage several websites on a VPS?
Do you want to be able to manage multiple websites with ease? Would you like a centralised and simplified overview of all the web projects you have on your VPS?
Manage your websites without having to learn how to manage a server, thanks to the control panels available with the OVH VPS:
Plesk, cPanel and other control panels allow you to manage all your websites on a single VPS inside one ergonomic and streamlined interface.
Should I choose Linux or Windows for my VPS?
Your skills, habits and the software you run on your server will determine your choice.
If you're a .NET developer or if you're thinking about deploying applications from Microsoft or designed for these platforms, a Windows server is often the best choice.
For fans of open-source technologies, you can install most of these technologies (CMS, PHP, Mysql...) more easily in a Linux environment if you have the necessary skills. To eliminate any installation errors, you can also choose versions pre-installed by OVH.
You can install an OS and a Windows licence on your Cloud VPS via the Control Panel.
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