If you’re outgrowing your shared web hosting or simply want more control, a managed or fully managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) is the next logical choice for your hosting needs. It gives you more freedom with root access to Apache and PHP, plus you can install an SSL certificate, as well as any type of software – all without the responsibility of a dedicated server.
On a shared server, you rely on the performance of the platform provided. By choosing VPS, you get to select a configuration best suited for your applications, requirements and growth.
A Virtual Private Server allows you to host sites (storefront, e-commerce, content, media) and software applications (primarily web: portal, extranet, collaborative solutions, wiki, CRM) with ease.
Unlike shared hosting, VPS hosting makes it possible to isolate multiple applications from one another within the same container. While this VPS container shares physical resources (infrastructure) with other containers, its resources are dedicated to you.
You can upgrade your VPS at any time, directly from your control panel. Your entire system (OS, software, settings) is saved; you don't need to make any changes. Once you select a plan, the upgrade happens automatically within minutes.
Anybody with some technical skills, especially if you opt for managed VPS. Required admin skills include access, file transfer and configuration. We continue to develop more tools and features that will make it even easier to manage your server environment.
If you’re a current Gurkha.Host cPanel shared hosting customer, you can select one-click migration to VPS hosting to import your sites, then simply re-direct DNS (managed or fully managed plans only). We also provide a paid migration service. Otherwise, it's up to you to migrate your data and applications onto the VPS and reconfigure the DNS.
If you have any questions along the way, our 24/7 support team is here to assist you. We can help you determine the best method for transitioning your website to a Gurkha.Host account.
For more information, see Transferring Your Hosting Account.