Virtual Dedicated Servers Bare metal performance at virtualised prices.

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We are a team of eclectic individuals, but we all love technology and making it work for our customers.

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Our customers consistently rate their support experience as excellent.

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When the team working on this website asked us to write a quick message about why we started SiteHost and why we think you should trust your hosting with us we thought it would be impossible to explain in just a few short lines.

Now we know it is. Nothing we write or show you will earn your business or your trust, that takes time. We also won’t promise you 100% uptime or that we will never make a mistake, because sometimes outages happen and can’t be avoided.

Instead, what we can say is that the whole team works hard each day to provide a better hosting experience than you can get anywhere else (that’s why we started SiteHost) and we would love the opportunity to earn your trust the proper way; slowly but surely.

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A Quick Overview

Choosing hosting can be tricky and you’ve got better things to do. Let’s cut to the chase and see if a VDS is the right fit for you.

What are Virtual Dedicated Servers?

Our VDS platform is built from the best bits of our dedicated servers and virtualisation offerings. One of our massive high quality servers is split out into a few large virtual servers, each with dedicated SSD or HDD drives, memory and CPU cores. We think of it as the perfect mix between high performance dedicated resources and cost-effective virtualised servers.

Is this the right solution for me or my project?

The VDS product is one of our most popular for good reason: the dedicated resources are ideal for customers with higher storage and memory requirements and suit most large applications. Due to the virtualised nature of the product if your specific requirements include data sovereignty or other privacy concerns our Dedicated Servers might be a better choice.

What are the important features?

  • Fully dedicated memory, CPU cores and SSD or HDD storage in RAID format.
  • The benefits of a dedicated server at the price point of a virtual server.
  • A choice between full root access or SiteHost Managed Services.
  • Install either Linux or Windows depending on your requirements.

Plans & Pricing

Dedicated Hardware, IPv4 & IPv6, Linux or Windows, SSD or HDD Drives, Unmetered NZ Bandwidth & 500GB International

2 x 480GB $170 NZD Billed Monthly
  • 2 Cores
  • 15GB RAM
  • 2 x 480GB SSD
  • 400GB Storage
  • 500GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 12 Month Term: $220/m
  • 24 Month Term: $210/m
  • 36 Month Term: $170/m
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4 x 480GB $310 NZD Billed Monthly
  • 4 Cores
  • 30GB RAM
  • 4 x 480GB SSD
  • 800GB Storage
  • 500GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 12 Month Term: $400/m
  • 24 Month Term: $390/m
  • 36 Month Term: $310/m
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6 x 480GB $440 NZD Billed Monthly
  • 6 Cores
  • 45GB RAM
  • 6 x 480GB SSD
  • 1.17TB Storage
  • 500GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 12 Month Term: $580/m
  • 24 Month Term: $570/m
  • 36 Month Term: $440/m
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8 x 480GB $580 NZD Billed Monthly
  • 8 Cores
  • 60GB RAM
  • 8 x 480GB SSD
  • 1.56TB Storage
  • 500GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 12 Month Term: $770/m
  • 24 Month Term: $760/m
  • 36 Month Term: $580/m
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10 x 480GB $710 NZD Billed Monthly
  • 10 Cores
  • 75GB RAM
  • 10 x 480GB SSD
  • 1.95TB Storage
  • 500GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 12 Month Term: $950/m
  • 24 Month Term: $940/m
  • 36 Month Term: $710/m
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Virtual Dedicated Server Features

mountains Unparalleled Power

If you need power, a Virtual Dedicated Server has got it in spades. With memory and storage numbers that scale into the plain absurd for a virtual server, you will be sure that your VDS can tackle whatever you decide to throw at it.

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While every SiteHost server has its full resources allocated to it at all times our VDS platform goes one step further by giving you your own physical hard drives, giving you the full read/write performance of the drives, no questions asked.

layergroup Fault Tolerant Storage

Our VDS product gives you the best SSDs or HDDs we can get our hands on set up in mirrored RAID 10. This gives you great performance and peace-of-mind that single drive failures can be handled gracefully without data loss.

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Choose the OS that works for you - Linux or Windows and their respective distributions and versions are available out of the box. If you need something more specialised we can accommodate that as well.

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For any important websites or applications we highly recommend our Managed Hosting. We will monitor your servers and respond to any issues around the clock, so you can focus on what matters.

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Every unmanaged VDS comes with full root or Administrator access giving you the ability to install whatever packages or applications you may need and set them up just how you like it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need server management?

    We highly recommend opting for Server Management if your server will be hosting critical applications or websites where uptime is important. Problems arise, downtime happens. You should consider who would respond at 3am if there's an urgent problem, especially if you don't have your own dedicated system engineers.

  • Can I upgrade my server during my contract?

    This is something we discuss on case by case basis with each customer, but as a general rule of thumb if you are upgrading to a larger server with increased spend there's no penalty for exiting the contract early. You would however be required to sign a new contract with a new term.

  • What is SSD Storage?

    This is a type of hard drive that is many times faster than old traditional spinning storage. What it means for you is that you get faster, more reliable storage that won't be a bottleneck for your website or application.

  • Do you have a Service Level Agreement?

    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 Managed Hosting. You can read more about our uptime guarantee and getting a full SLA in our knowledge base.

  • What are the major differences between VPS, VDS and Dedicated?

    Each of these products have their own strengths and weaknesses and your unique requirements will decide which is the best fit.

    A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is the lowest cost offering, has no contract term and can easily be scaled up or down as required. Resources can be limited however and may be shared between other VPSes on the same server.

    A Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) on the other hand has a mix of dedicated and shared hardware. 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. These offer the most power as you have the whole server to yourself at all times. This can make them more expensive and less fault tolerant than virtual offerings.

Options & Upgrades

A few options for those times when you need a little more or something a little different.

Upgrade Options Monthly NZD, excl. GST
check Additional International Bandwidth 10c per GB (Bulk Options)
check Additional IPv4 Address $3 per IP Address
Additional Services Price NZD, excl. GST
check Server Management From $150 per month
check Windows Server Management From $200 per month
check Offsite Backup Space $1 per 10GB
check After Hours Support $180 per hour
check Windows Server 2008 License $60 per month
check Windows Server 2012 License $60 per month
check Windows Server 2016 License $60 per month
check Windows Server 2019 License $60 per month
check SQL Server Express Edition License Free
check SQL Server Web Edition License $45 per month

Key Statistics

We have built the infrastructure and support team that your business can rely on, but we'll let the numbers do the talking.


You can rely on us and our uptime. For the last month we are at 99.997%

Based on data from external third party monitoring. See our Network Status for more. Last updated: Today

We measure our response time to support tickets in minutes not hours.

Our average response time to support tickets during business hours this week. Last updated: Today

Our customers consistently rate their support experience as excellent.

Based on the last 200 support ratings we have received which are asked for on every ticket. Last updated: Today

Unsure which hosting is the right fit?

Don’t worry, that’s what we are here for. Get in touch and a member of our friendly team can help you make the right decision.

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