A Virtual Private Server or VPS is exactly what it says on the tin. It is a server that is divided into a small number of virtual machines that share resources. Each one is completely "private" from the other instances and functions the same as a regular server.
But as multiple Virtual Servers are running under one set of server hardware, the running costs are significantly
lower than having your own physical server.
Yes, a basic level of technical knowledge is required. However, server management software, such as Plesk or cPanel, simplifies the process of managing your VPS. The easy-to-use interface is intuitive and means you do not need to have expert knowledge of server administration. What's more, we provide you with step-by-step user
guides and videos to help you make the most of your virtual private servers.
123-reg Servers are provisioned very fast so you can be up and running within minutes of placing your order.
The first thing to do is to head on over to our support site. We've published loads of information about using virtual hosting there, so if you've run into a common problem there should be a solution for you.
You can ask us for help through the support site too. Just use the Ask a Question option
No. Sorry, but every virtual hosting provider is different, and that makes it hard for us to offer a transfer service. However, our Virtual Server packages do use technology that is considered standard, so there's a very good
chance your website or server configuration will be compatible.
With a dedicated server the full resources are at the customer's disposal making it perfect for highly demanding websites or applications. A VPS is a server that is split into separate segments; each segment behaves like an individual server. This means that a number of Virtual Servers can exist on a single machine which reduces the
cost, but still offers high performance.
Yes. A Virtual Private Server does not require a domain to work as the IP address can be used instead. However,
you can register or transfer a domain to your server whenever you wish.
Yes. Just transfer the domain to your 123-reg account and you will be able to use it.
Yes, no problem. You simply configure your domain with your current provider to point to the IP address of your
Virtual Server, which can easily be found in your 123-reg control panel. Once this is complete, you can setup the domain on your server to host your website.
You can buy VPS hosting on either a monthly or annual basis. This gives you the freedom to control your own contract period.
If you decide the virtual hosting package you've bought isn't right for you, give us a call within the first 7 working
days. We'll refund what you paid - excluding the cost of registering any domain names you have, because
domains can't be "unregistered" once you've chosen them.