Linux Virtual Servers

Run Linux Your Way

If you want a low-cost server that provides great speed and maximum control, go for our Linux Virtual Private Server (VPS). Virtualised hardware offers remarkable performance without the higher cost of dedicated hardware.
SiteHost control panel screenshot - Linux virtual server (VPS).

Performance, control, and flexibility

Spin up a new Virtual Private Server with SiteHost and get best-in-class hardware and support.

Local servers and NZ service

Host close to local customers, meet data sovereignty standards, rely on our NZ-based support team, and expand to our Sydney location if you need.

Powerful hardware

We only use high quality hardware that we've rigorously tested. NVMe storage, for example, is standard across our whole product range.

Choose your Linux OS

Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS distros are ready to install on set-up. Need something more specialised? We can likely accommodate that as well.

Automatic backups

Backups are an essential part of any disaster recovery plan. We'll take a daily backup of your files, and store them securely offsite for 7 days. Only 50c/GB.

All yours

Your resources are yours - every SiteHost VPS has its full resources allocated to it at all times. We don't oversell, so what you pay for is what you get.

Root access

Every unmanaged VPS comes with full root access, so you can install any packages or applications you need and set them up just how you like.

24/7/365 Server Management

Add optional Server Management and we'll monitor your servers and respond to issues around the clock, so you can sleep well at night (or even take a holiday).

Dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 support

With IPv4 and IPv6 support your Virtual Server is ready to go out of the box. Plus our Control Panel makes it easy to manage your IPs and add more if needed.

First class support

With our specialist in-house team, and an average response time measured in minutes not days, you are in good hands.

High Performance Virtual Servers

Go faster with HPVS

Our new High Performance Virtual Servers are a much faster option, built on a brand new platform. For a limited time they are available at very similar prices to our regular Linux Virtual Servers - take a look and see how much more bang you can get for your buck.

Developers love SiteHost

Our VPS customers say great about our products, services and support. Things like this.

SiteHost are by far the most reliable and competent hosting company we have used. If I had to choose a company for our VPS needs again, this is the company I would choose. ★★★★★

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The SiteHost team are awesome at helping out when they are needed, they are quick friendly and knowledgeable and most importantly based in New Zealand! I've been "in the trade" for 10 years and I've never consistently experienced the same level of support that we get from the SiteHost team. Keep up the great work! ★★★★★

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Just dialled my @sitehostnz vps up some extra disk. Everything worked flawlessly and its so quick, i love living in this utopian future!
<3 @sitehostnz :D

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Plans & Pricing

Choose from a range of Linux VPS plans and provision a server to fit your exact requirements in two minutes. If you need a Windows Virtual Server we do those too.

  • 24/7/365 Active Monitoring
  • 24/7/365 Emergency Support
  • Server Security Patching
Linux 1.5GB
$ 30
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  • 1 Cores
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 15GB Storage
  • 100GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
  • Automatic Backups
Linux 3GB
$ 60
Get Started
  • 2 Cores
  • 3GB RAM
  • 30GB Storage
  • 200GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
  • Automatic Backups
Linux 6GB
$ 95
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  • 3 Cores
  • 6GB RAM
  • 45GB Storage
  • 300GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
  • Automatic Backups
Linux 12GB
$ 165
Get Started
  • 4 Cores
  • 12GB RAM
  • 90GB Storage
  • 400GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
  • Automatic Backups
Linux 24GB
$ 320
Get Started
  • 5 Cores
  • 24GB RAM
  • 180GB Storage
  • 500GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
  • Automatic Backups

Options & Upgrades

Upgrade Options Monthly NZD + GST
Additional Disk Space (5GB) $2.50
Additional IPv4 Address $3
Additional International Bandwidth 10c /GB (enquire for bulk options)
Additional Shared CPU Core $30
Additional Services Price NZD + GST
Server Management From $200 /mo
Managed Server Backups 50c /GB
Backup Restores $50 per 15 minutes
After Hours Support $200 /hour
Systems Maintenance $50 per 15 minutes

What is a Virtual Private Server (VPS)?

A VPS is your independent, virtualised server. You get complete control over the configuration of your system. It's a low-cost way to access raw resources and do what you want with them.

When you get your VPS from SiteHost you get your full allocation of resources at all times. If you ever need more you can easily scale your server up, too. You can choose the full freedom of root access, or get our expert engineers take care of system administration with our Server Management.

When you compare hosting options, a VPS gives you more control and flexibility than Cloud Containers, at a lower price than a Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS).

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, when you place your order you'll see the option of a Linux VPS with 6 cores, 48GB RAM, 360GB storage and 600GB international bandwidth. At this level, the VPS's specifications and cost easily overlap with our Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS), so you might want to look at them too.
In short, the difference is speed. Our regular VPS platform delivers enough computing performance for most business needs, at a lower price. The platform is built on incredibly reliable, high-quality hardware and a battled hardened technology stack we've been running for well over a decade. High Performance Virtual Servers are built for intensive computing. High-spec hardware includes Ryzen 9 CPUs (which are so new that they have only been available in our Dedicated Servers for a few months), and the platform is managed via a newly-built virtualisation layer. It’s an entirely different platform built for a more demanding audience.
Virtual Server (VPS) has the lowest cost and is the only option with no contract term. They offer fewer resources, some of which are shared between multiple VPSs. A Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) costs more, because you get more. It has dedicated resources and hardware (like drives) while still being virtualised. This means you get a huge amount of resources without having to pay for all the hardware and associated costs yourself. Finally there are Dedicated Servers which are entire machines for your exclusive use. These offer the most power and are the only option that gives you a whole physical server to yourself. This can make them more expensive and less fault tolerant than virtual offerings.
A VPS is powerful and configurable, which makes it a good fit for teams with an experienced sysadmin on board. It's also a good option when you require root or administrator access. We have a number of plans to cover almost every size project.
24/7 Management is a highly recommended optional extra, especially if your server will be hosting critical applications or websites where uptime is important. Problems arise, downtime happens, and you always have something else to be doing rather than worrying about infrastructure. Who would respond at 3am if there's an urgent problem, especially if you don't have your own dedicated system engineers? With 24/7 Management, you know the answer.
NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a faster form of data storage. We offer NVMe as standard because we don't think anyone should be slowed down by their hard drive. Technically, NVMe is the transfer protocol for accessing data quickly from a solid-state drives (SSD).
Yes. If you're not happy with your hosting simply cancel it within 7 days and you won't be charged. Note that you will need to provide valid credit card details when you open your account.
We have an uptime guarantee of 99.9% across our Cloud Container, VPS and VDS platforms. We also offer comprehensive SLAs as part of our 24/7 Management. You can read more about our uptime guarantee and getting a full SLA in our knowledge base.

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How reliable is SiteHost's infrastructure and support? We'll let the numbers do the talking.

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