VPS Hosting is the perfect choice for those who wish to start small but have the ability to scale up very quickly. Your package resides in its own "virtual machine" that is functionally equivalent to a private dedicated server at a fraction of the cost. VPS provides you with Private Resources and Root Access, which give you the benefit of dedicated resources and the added flexibility of being able to customize your software applications, but you pay a far cheaper rate than you would if you were to rent out an actual dedicated server.
When you buy a Virtual Server, you get an operating system, a root login, and free reign to install the services that you need. So if you're after a development server for your next Rails project, have a love-affair with lighttpd or just like to tinker, then a VPS is what you need.
Shared Hosting is like a dormitory: your account has a folder, but shares CPU and RAM with other sites. A VPS is like an apartmentyou're in the same building, but totally self-contained (through the power of KVM.) This gives you all of the advantages of shared hosting with none of the negatives!
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We offer a wide range of SSL certificates for all levels of usage and security. You will need a dedicated IP address to utilize these certificates.
Due to the shrinking availability of ipv4 addresses, we do require justification for IP usage.
Please contact Sales or Support prior to ordering, you may not actually need an IP.