Virtual Dedicated Servers

Bare Metal Performance at Virtualised Prices

Combine the cost efficiency of a Virtual Server with the performance of a Dedicated Server, and you have a Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS).

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VDS Plans for Performance, or for Storage

We offer two VDS ranges. Whether you need a VDS to store a lot of data - and we do mean a lot - or you want blistering fast performance, there's something here for you.

Unparalleled power

Whatever you need, we have a machine for you. The mind-boggling amounts of memory and storage and CPU on offer are all dedicated, which means that we're talking unshared resources on a huge scale.

Dedicated drives

As well as dedicated resources, our VDS platform goes further by giving you your own physical hard drives as well. Get the full read/write performance of the HDD or SSD drives, no questions asked.

Fault tolerant storage

The best SSDs or HDDs we can get our hands on, set up in mirrored RAID 10. Get great performance and the peace-of-mind that single drive failures will be handled gracefully without data loss.

Linux or Windows

Choose the OS that works for you - Linux or Windows are available out of the box, in multiple versions. If you need something more specialised we can probably accommodate that as well - just ask.

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).

Root access

Every unmanaged VDS comes with full root or administrator access, so BYO sysadmin. Install whatever packages or applications you want and set them up just how you like. It is your server, after all.

Performance VDS Plans - Pricing and Contract Terms

Get raw computing power from a performance-focused Virtual Dedicated Server.

Unmanaged
Managed
2 x 480GB
$370
$170
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    2 Cores
    15GB RAM
    2 x 480GB SSD Storage
    400GB storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $220/m
    12 Month Term: $420/m
    24 Month Term: $210/m
    24 Month Term: $410/m
    36 Month Term: $170/m
    36 Month Term: $370/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
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4 x 480GB
$510
$310
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    4 Cores
    30GB RAM
    4 x 480GB SSD Storage
    800GB Storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $400/m
    12 Month Term: $600/m
    24 Month Term: $390/m
    24 Month Term: $590/m
    36 Month Term: $310/m
    36 Month Term: $510/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started
6 x 480GB
$640
$440
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    6 Cores
    45GB RAM
    6 x 480GB SSD Storage
    1.17TB Storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $580/m
    12 Month Term: $780/m
    24 Month Term: $570/m
    24 Month Term: $770/m
    36 Month Term: $440/m
    36 Month Term: $640/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started
8 x 480GB
$780
$580
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    8 Cores
    60GB RAM
    8 x 480GB SSD Storage
    1.56TB Storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $770/m
    12 Month Term: $970/m
    24 Month Term: $760/m
    24 Month Term: $960/m
    36 Month Term: $580/m
    36 Month Term: $780/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started
10 x 480GB
$910
$710
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    10 Cores
    75GB RAM
    10 x 480GB SSD Storage
    1.95TB Storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $950/m
    12 Month Term: $1150/m
    24 Month Term: $940/m
    24 Month Term: $1140/m
    36 Month Term: $710/m
    36 Month Term: $910/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started

Storage VDS Plans - Pricing and Terms

Got a lot of data that you need to keep safe? Here's our line of storage-first Virtual Dedicated Servers

Unmanaged
Managed
2 x 4TB
$370
$170
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    2 Cores
    15GB RAM
    2 x 4TB HDD storage
    3.54TB storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $220/m
    12 Month Term: $420/m
    24 Month Term: $210/m
    24 Month Term: $410/m
    36 Month Term: $170/m
    36 Month Term: $370/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started
4 x 4TB
$510
$310
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    2 Cores
    30GB RAM
    4 x 4TB HDD Storage
    7.05TB Storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $400/m
    12 Month Term: $600/m
    24 Month Term: $390/m
    24 Month Term: $590/m
    36 Month Term: $310/m
    36 Month Term: $510/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started
6 x 4TB
$640
$440
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    2 Cores
    45GB RAM
    6 x 4TB HDD Storage
    10.5TB Storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $580/m
    12 Month Term: $780/m
    24 Month Term: $570/m
    24 Month Term: $770/m
    36 Month Term: $440/m
    36 Month Term: $640/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started
8 x 4TB
$780
$580
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    4 Cores
    60GB RAM
    8 x 4TB HDD Storage
    14.08TB Storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $770/m
    12 Month Term: $970/m
    24 Month Term: $760/m
    24 Month Term: $960/m
    36 Month Term: $580/m
    36 Month Term: $780/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started
10 x 4TB
$910
$710
/mo
(NZD + GST)
    4 Cores
    75GB RAM
    10 x 4TB HDD Storage
    17.60TB Storage
    500GB Intl. Bandwidth
    12 Month Term: $950/m
    12 Month Term: $1150/m
    24 Month Term: $940/m
    24 Month Term: $1140/m
    36 Month Term: $710/m
    36 Month Term: $910/m
Managed
    24/7/365 Active Monitoring
    24/7/365 Emergency Support
    Server Security Patching
Get Started

VDS: A Quick Overview

Virtual Dedicated Servers are great if you need a lot of computing power, and you need it for at least 12 months. So long as virtual servers meet your data security requirements, a VDS is definitely worth considering.

How our VDS platform works

Our VDS platform is built from the best bits of our Dedicated Servers and virtualisation offerings. Massive, high quality servers are split into a few large virtual servers. Each one comes with dedicated SSD or HDD drives, memory and CPU cores.

It's the perfect mix of high performance dedicated resources and cost-effective virtualised servers.

Why VDS is a popular option

The price and performance is hard to beat. Dedicated resources are ideal for higher storage and memory requirements, like running large applications for example.

But because VDS are virtualised, strict data security requirements or other privacy concerns might mean that a full Dedicated Server is a better choice.

Minimum contract term

There's a minimum contract period of 12 months for any Virtual Dedicated Servers. Longer contract terms of 24 or 36 months are available, and they come with a lower monthly price tag.

If you need something for the short-term, a Linux Virtual Server or Windows Virtual Server comes with no minimum term.

Common Questions

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.
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.
SSD (solid state disk) is a type of hard drive that is many times faster than old traditional spinning storage (HDD, or hard disk drive). SSD gives you faster, more reliable storage that won't be a bottleneck for your website or application. HDD remains cheaper, though, so it can be the better way to provision large amounts of storage.
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.
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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Upgrade Options Monthly NZD + GST
Additional International Bandwidth 10c /GB (bulk options available)
Additional IPv4 Address $3
Additional Services Price NZD + GST
Server Management From $200 /mo
Offsite Backup Space $1 per 10GB
After Hours Support $180 /hr
Windows Server License $65 /mo
SQL Server Express Edition License Free
SQL Server Web Edition License $45 /mo

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