VPS Hosting Guide

If you are looking for a hosting environment for installing custom software, creating custom configurations, sending emails without the shared server limitations and hosting live streaming media, you may want to consider a VPS. A VPS will give you the freedom you need without the cost of a Dedicated Server. It will also allow you a much easier upgrade path.

Note: This is not a solution to resource-intensive accounts or heavy traffic as, in most cases, a VPS has less resources available than a standard Shared account.

How Do I Order a VPS?

You may order a VPS using our online form. VPS and Dedicated Server packages are available for billing terms of one, three, six or twelve months at a time.

What Do I Do After Ordering a VPS?

After you have ordered your VPS and the server completes provisioning, you will want to go through initial setup. This will entail becoming familiar with Virtuozzo power panel, performing the initial setup of WHM and cPanel, as well as creating and configuring your private name servers.

Check out our getting VPS Getting Started article for a full walkthrough of things you should do after you receive access to your new VPS:

Can I Upgrade or Downgrade My VPS?

If you would like to upgrade or downgrade the level of your existing VPS, please use our online forms:

If you are looking to make modifications to the specs of your VPS, such as changing, adding or removing the control panel, please contact us via phone or Live Chat.

Additional Resources

The following additional resources we provide are available to assist with owning and maintaining a VPS with HostGator:

General Information

VPS Specifications

Custom Software

Troubleshooting VPS Issues