What is a VPS?


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VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosts are comprised of several isolated server environments hosted on one larger partitioned server. Essentially, a VPS functions as its own independent server giving each user root access and full control over everything running on their environment.

Fully managed support by HostGator is dependent upon a control panel. A VPS with cPanel will come with fully managed support, while a VPS without a control panel will have limited support, only covering issues such as hardware failure, major operating system issues, etc.

Note: The Snappy 500 VPS plan cannot run a control panel and is not available with fully managed support. We highly recommend at least the Snappy 1000 VPS plan with cPanel for optimal support.

Now that you know what a VPS is, you can review other features and functions by reviewing the VPS Getting Started Guide.