Please note all of our VPS have a one-off setup fee of £9.99 + VAT at 20%£11.99 incl. VAT

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Introducing VPS hosting from 123-reg

Do you want more flexibility from your current hosting? Do you want to host multiple sites? Have you out-grown your existing hosting package?

A Virtual Private Server or VPS is exactly what it says on the tin. A server is split into parts and each part becomes a server in its own right or a "Virtual" server.

Each virtual server is completely "private" from the other virtual servers and functions the same as a regular server. But as multiple servers are running under one set of server hardware the running costs are significantly cheaper.


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With Virtual Private Servers from 123-reg you can benefit from…

  • Complete control
    Get the freedom you need from your server. With full Root or Administrator access you can customise your Virtual Private Server however you want and experience the flexibility of a dedicated server without needing to spend a fortune.
  • Excellent performance
    Our server utilise the latest hardware and virtualisation technology to ensure your professional web applications get the performance they need when they need it.
  • Customisable Virtual Hosting Environment
    Get over the restriction of a classic webhosting package and run any Web Application within your server. Use your own Webserver Configuration, PHP.ini files and your own modules to create your own custom virtual hosting environment.
  • Host multiple sites
    You can host multiple customers and run multiple sites using a single Virtual Private Server saving you time and money. Managing multiple sites is easy using your selected control panel software such as Plesk with your VPS hosting.

Why should I get a 123-reg VPS?

  • High performance with faster page loading creating a better experience for your visitors.
  • UK-based data centre with onsite hardware support which ensures maximum uptime for your VPS.
  • The VPS packages are fully scalable which means they will suit your exact requirements.
  • Easily modify your VPS specs via the control panel as your needs change, without the hassle of migrating to a new package.
  • Virtual Private Servers are provisioned in minutes so you can start using your VPS almost immediately.
  • We use the latest Dell hardware ensuring you receive the best performance and reliability for your VPS.
  • UK-based support - giving you peace of mind as the internet never sleeps.
  • Flexible billing - Choose from monthly or yearly billing periods for your VPS hosting to suit your needs and budget.

Select your Operating System

With 123-reg VPS you can choose from either a Windows or Linux based operating system so whichever is your preference you will feel at home with your VPS.


All our Windows virtual private servers use the latest Windows Server 2008 R2 technology (web edition available) and IIS7, making them ideal for designers and developers using MS SQL, ASP.NET and .NET.

Windows OS

  •  Windows Web
  •  Standard

Popular software on Windows

  •  IIS
  •  PHP
  •  MySQL
  •  CGI


Our Linux virtual private servers allow you to choose from a selection of the latest Linux distributions to install. Plus you have full admin or root access so you have the control you need to manage your server the way you want to.

Linux OS

  •  Ubuntu LTS 12.04
  •  Ubuntu 11.10
  •  CentOS 6
  •  Fedora 17
  •  Ubuntu LTS 10.04LTS
  •  Debian 7

Popular software on Linux

  •  Apache
  •  Perl
  •  PHP
  •  Python
  •  MySQL

Your choice of management software

For the best user experience, 123-reg offers you the choice of either Plesk 11 or cPanel to manage your web server.

Available with Linux and Microsoft OS options, Plesk is designed to help you administer your web server in a fast, simplified and efficient way from any internet browser.

The Linux based control panel that provides a graphical interface designed
to simplify the process of hosting multiple websites. CPanel allows website owners to control the various aspects of website and server administration with ease.

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The 123-reg control panel enables you to manage your 123-reg account and VPS package settings from a simple to use, online interface. Giving you the freedom to update your settings and administer your VPS hosting whenever you need to.

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Q. What is a VPS? 

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 VPS that share resources. Each VPS is completely "private" from the other Virtual Private Servers and functions the same as a regular server.

But as multiple Virtual Private Servers are running under one set of server hardware, the running costs are significantly lower than having your own physical server.

Q. What can you do with VPS hosting? 

With a Virtual Private Server you can host multiple websites, databases, forums, blogs and much more.

Q. Do I need technical knowledge to use VPS hosting? 

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 hosting. 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.

Q. How long does it take to setup VPS hosting? 

123-reg Virtual Private Servers are provisioned very fast so you can be up and running within minutes of placing your order.

Q. How do I contact 123-reg for help? 

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.

Q. Can you help me move my VPS across from another provider? 

No. Sorry, but every virtual hosting provider is different, and that makes it hard for us to provide a transfer service. However, our VPS hosting packages do use technology that is considered standard, so there's a very good chance your website or server configuration will be compatible with our VPS packages.

Q. What is the difference between a dedicated server and a VPS? 

A dedicated server is a server that is dedicated to one customer. The full resources of that server 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 VPS can exist on a single server which reduces the cost, but still offers high performance.

Q. What is KVM? 

KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and is the virtualisation solution we use for our VPS hosting packages. It is the software that makes hosting multiple virtual private servers on a single physical server possible. KVM is a Linux based hypervisor that integrates deeply with the host OS, ensuring that each VPS, whether it is running Linux or Windows, can use the hardware to its maximum potential.

Q. Can I buy VPS hosting without a domain name? 

Yes. A VPS 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.

Q. I already own a domain name. Can I use it my VPS? 

Yes. Just transfer the domain to your 123-reg account and you will be able to use it with your VPS hosting.

Q. My domain name is held with another company. Can I point it at my 123-reg VPS? 

Yes, no problem. Read these instructions on our support site.

Q. Is there a minimum contract period? 

You can buy VPS hosting on either a monthly or annual basis. This gives you the freedom to control your own contract period.

Q. How does the money back guarantee work? 

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.

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