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25x Faster, turbo powered VPS hosting at your fingertips

  • Free SSL certificate included in every plan 
  • Free dedicated IP address 
  • 24/7 customer support available 

VPS Hosting

25x Faster, turbo powered VPS hosting at your fingertips

  • Free SSL certificate included in every plan 
  • Free dedicated IP address 
  • 24/7 customer support available

What is VPS hosting?

A virtual private server (VPS) is a server that offers dedicated resources within a shared server environment. It provides a secure and reliable alternative to shared hosting, eliminating the need for a dedicated physical server. This results in a more cost-effective solution compared to dedicated hosting.

Utilising virtualisation technology, Elite employs a virtual layer on top of the server’s operating system. This layer partitions the server into distinct compartments, enabling each user to install and utilise their own operating system and software, effectively emulating a dedicated physical server experience.

A VPS is ideal for individuals seeking a robust yet affordable means to host their website. It grants you exclusive access to a secluded container with scalable resources (such as memory, CPU cores) specifically allocated to your website.

How Virtual Private Servers are hosted with Elite:

Fast networks​

Experience lightning-fast hosting on OpenStack, powered by high-performance SSDs and KVM virtualization. This combination provides you with unrivaled control and freedom over your hardware resources, ensuring optimal performance for your hosting needs.

Complete control

Retain complete control over your server and customise it to meet your exact specifications, including fine-tuning at the operating system level. Enjoy the freedom to shape and optimise your server environment according to your unique needs and preferences.

Root access and SSH Keys

By opting for VPS hosting, you gain full root access and SSH keys, granting you unlimited control within your account. This empowers you with comprehensive access to all files, the flexibility to install third-party software, and a multitude of other possibilities to enhance your hosting experience.


With self-managed hosting packages, you have the flexibility to establish backups on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, and even create on-demand snapshots. In case of any issues, you can troubleshoot using the recovery console, even if you lack SSH access. On the other hand, if you opt for a fully-managed hosting plan, a dedicated team is at your disposal round-the-clock to provide expert support for local backup solutions, ensuring uninterrupted assistance 24/7.

Host your VPS server your way:

Self Managed and Fully Managed VPS comparison:

Self Managed VPS Hosting
Fully Managed VPS Hosting
Who is it for? For experienced developers that want full control over their VPS. For individuals that don’t have the time or skills, to maintain a VPS.
Performance / RAM 1 – 32 GB RAM 2 – 32 GB RAM
Operating Systems CentOS, Ubuntu or Windows Server CentOS or Windows Server
Control Panel cPanel/WHM, Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition cPanel/WHM or Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition
Monitoring and alerts 5-minute intervals 1-minute intervals
Additional dedicated IP options
CPU, RAM, disk & uptime
Services monitoring
Proactive remediation
Standard Hosting phone support
Comprehensive help/how-to video library and technical blogs
Community peer-to-peer advice
Dedicated services team – (control panel recommended) Paid Option Unlimited service requests.
Site migrations Paid Option First 5 are free. 70% off 6+.
Server setup Paid Option
DNS setup and configuration Paid Option
SSL installation Paid Option
HTTP/2 server configuration Paid Option
SQL Server Express install Paid Option
Package management Paid Option
Email client setup Paid Option
PHP module install/upgrade Paid Option
MySQL optimization Paid Option
WordPress setup Paid Option
Call for custom service request Paid Option
Disk space audit Paid Option
Firewall rules configuration Paid Option

Popular uses for VPS Hosting:


Expand the reach of your online store to a global audience with our VPS hosting plans tailored for eCommerce. Unlock the potential of popular applications like Magento, empowering you to swiftly generate sales and propel your business forward. Seamlessly set up your online store and start witnessing successful transactions in a remarkably short span of time!

Multiple Sites

Leveraging our isolated server environment, you can effortlessly host multiple websites simultaneously without compromising the response time of any individual site. This ensures that each website maintains optimal performance and delivers a seamless user experience.

Web or database server

It doesn’t matter if you use Linux, MySQL or Apache, you’ll have the ability to set up a web or database server simply and quickly. 

Resource-heavy applications

Irrespective of the type of application you intend to run, our VPS hosting servers possess the robust power and capability to seamlessly support your application.

Email server

Elite’s VPS hosting servers are fully prepared to run an email server for your company and clients. Alternatively, check out our email plans available.

Test environments

Utilise the test servers we offer, which will let you test the speed and response time of your website or app.

Online Gaming Servers

Our servers offer the ideal platform for hosting your own Minecraft server for you and your friends!

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VPS Hosting operational system information:


CentOS, known for its simplicity and lightweight design, is an operating system crafted to deliver swift and consistent performance. Renowned as one of the top choices for hosting sites, CentOS offers a fast and dependable connection, making it an ideal option for VPS hosting. Rest assured, its robust security protocols ensure a secure hosting environment without compromising on performance.


Ubuntu, a widely favored operating system for VPS hosting, stands out as an open-source solution that provides users with a dependable platform to host their websites. With its user-friendly interface, Ubuntu offers a seamless experience, particularly appealing to those seeking a versatile and adaptable hosting environment that can be effortlessly customised to their specific needs.

Windows (Plesk)

In addition to other operating system options, our VPS Hosting plans offer the choice to utilise the Windows (Plesk) Obsidian OS, presenting yet another fantastic and user-friendly avenue to manage your virtual private server. With its intuitive interface, Windows (Plesk) Obsidian makes VPS management a breeze, empowering users with a robust suite of tools to optimise their hosting experience.

VPS Hosting with Elite

When it comes to credibility and stability in VPS hosting, rest assured that we are the leading provider in Ireland. With millions of individuals relying on Elite to host their sites and applications, our track record speaks for itself. Our high-performance KVM VPS hosting is designed to cater to diverse budgets, offering flexible configurations to meet your specific needs. We go the extra mile by providing automated weekly backups with scheduling, on-demand monitoring, alert tools, and unwavering expert support.

Furthermore, you have the freedom to choose between Linux or Windows operating systems, with the option of utilizing popular control panels such as cPanel/WHM or Plesk Obsidian Webhost Edition. For those who prefer to delegate server management due to time constraints or lack of expertise, we offer Fully Managed VPS hosting or convenient one-time paid task-based services. Our comprehensive solutions ensure that your VPS experience is tailored to your preferences and requirements.

All Web Hosting Options

Windows Plesk Hosting

If you need something ideal for working with ASP.NET, ASP or SQL Server, then Windows Web Hosting is perfect for you.

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Dedicated Servers

Get the total power and flexibility needed with bare metal dedicated server hosting.

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cPanel (Linux) Hosting

All cPanel plans include one-click install, 99.9% uptime, 24/7 security monitoring and a user-friendly control panel.

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Web Hosting Plus

Dedicated speed that is perfect for online stores, plugin-heavy CMS or high-traffic sites.

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WordPress Hosting

Elite’s WordPress Hosting comes with automatic setup, daily backups, and software updates with expert, 24/7 support.

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WooCommerce Hosting

Sell anything from anywhere with WooCommerce, with various types of products on offer, and access to over €5,500 worth of WooCommerce extensions, the possibilities are endless!

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We all know that even the most advanced technology is only as good as the people who put it together. That’s why, in addition to a variety of other services, we provide skilled phone support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are one of very few web hosts in Ireland that are open around the clock.

Call 01 653 5977 to reach our technical support team.

VPS Hosting FAQs:

A VPS, or virtual private server, is a server that provides you with dedicated resources on a server with multiple users. It’s a safer and more secure answer to shared hosting without needing dedicated server space. This makes it a more cost-effective solution than dedicated hosting.


Unmanaged VPS (also known as “Self-Managed VPS”) tends to require an advanced degree of technical know-how and basic understanding of Linux and the command line. Unmanaged VPS hosting plans allows you to configure and update VPS hosting to your exact preference.

But, if you prefer to have an expert manage your hosting and the tech stuff (freeing up more time for you to focus on your business), then fully-managed VPS Hosting might be the right choice to fulfil your hosting needs.

VPS hosting is ideal for those who have some knowledge of servers and will make use of a bigger online space. Essentially, it’s perfect for those who need a large amount of power and control over their server, whilst maintaining a smaller budget.  

ELITE servers are located around the globe. Choose your server location during setup in North America, Europe, Africa or Asia-Pacific.

Yes. All VPS hosting includes automated weekly snapshots so you can schedule backup time – or create a backup on demand. 

Although the average time for us to provision your account will likely be mere minutes, it may take up to 24 hours or more. But, if you need your hosting right away, please call us and we’ll do our best to speed things up. 

ELITE VPS Hosting offers both Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu) and Windows Server. 

Yes! We offer Windows VPS hosting with resources staring at 2 GB RAM up to 32 GB RAM. Plus, you may add Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition (for WordPress and website administration) to create and manage your sites. 

ELITE VPS includes one free dedicated IP address. In the past, multiple IP addresses were needed for things like SSL and SEO. However, now with emerging technology, 1 dedicated IP works for:

  • Multiple SSL certificates. Your server supports Server Name Indication (SNI), which means you no longer need a dedicated IP address for each SSL certificate on the server. 
  • Search engine optimization (SEO).  As long as each site has its own directory, a single IP address does not negatively impact SEO on the websites hosted on your server.
  • Site previews. Your customers can preview their websites using the same IP address as long as you’ve correctly configured cPanel or Plesk. 

Yes, VPS hosting is best suited for web developers and system administrators that have the technical knowledge to manage a server. VPS offers more power and flexibility than standard shared hosting, and with it comes more server management complexity. But for those looking for the power of VPS — and the simplicity of a standard cPanel experience to manage their sites — we recommend ELITE Business Hosting. 

VPS hosting gives you high performance with an isolated environment where the CPU, RAM and storage is 100% dedicated and not shared with any other websites or apps. That, compared to shared hosting, results in higher performance and security along with more flexibility and control over the server.

VPS hosting also offers higher resources and bandwidth/traffic than shared hosting, which means faster load times and unlimited traffic. A VPS allows the admin more control over security hardening and is less vulnerable to hackers in comparison to shared hosting. With shared hosting, if a site gets hacked there’s a greater chance that other websites on the server will also be compromised. Conversely, due to virtual isolation, a hacked VPS on the same hardware, won’t affect surrounding VPS environments. And with root access, there are no restrictions on the applications you install; you can access and edit the system files, settings and server logons. 

Since you’ll have full root access, you are free to customize your website by installing a wide variety of third party software, meaning you can turn your website into whatever you desire! 

Help articles on VPS Hosting

Our VPS hosting servers are capable of running an email server for your business and clients. Or, check out our email plans available.

Our VPS hosting servers have the ability to run an email server for your business and clients. Alternatively, take a look at our email plans available.

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