VPS Hosting

Managed Virtual Private Servers

We Manage Performance, So You Don't Have To

  • Managed Performance, Security, & Updates
  • Unhindered performance with your own server resources
  • Quick & easy to use custom control panel
  • Unlimited traffic & bandwidth
  • Expandable RAM & storage
  • SSDs, email, SSL, & unlimited domains included

Starting at $13.75/mo

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VPS Hosting Plans

Big or small, website or application - we have a VPS Hosting plan for you.

Basic VPS
For New & Small Websites


  • 1 GB RAM
  • 30 GB Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Hosted Domains
  • Linux Ubuntu OS
  • Fully Managed
Get Basic

Business VPS
Perfect for small Business


  • 2 GB RAM
  • 60 GB Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Hosted Domains
  • Linux Ubuntu OS
  • Fully Managed
Get Business

Professional VPS
For resource intensive sites


  • 4 GB RAM
  • 120 GB Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Hosted Domains
  • Linux Ubuntu OS
  • Fully Managed
Get Professional

Enterprise VPS
High Traffic, high resource


  • 8 GB RAM
  • 240 GB Storage
  • Unm Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Hosted Domains
  • Linux Ubuntu OS
  • Fully Managed
Get Enterprise

When You Expect Performance — Get Managed VPS

Resources Dedicated To You

Each virtual server hosting plan allocates resources that only your website can use. This equals unrivaled power, low latency and high performance... because seconds count.

Easy to Setup & Manage

Performance wouldn't matter if setup was hard. DreamHost's custom control panel is simple yet powerful. Have your site up in minutes.

You're Growing - Your Virtual Server can to

As you grow, have peace of mind that your host will grow with you. Upgrade ram and storage in under 10 seconds.

The Total Package Included

Pay one price and get it all. Included with each VPS plan are SSDs, email, 1 click SSL, unlimited domains, privacy and many other powerful features.

DreamHost Virtual Private Servers Include

Managed VPS

Enjoy friendly, smart assistance from our world-class Technical Support and Operations teams. Our experts keep your server running & up-to-date with security patches, OS updates, and more.

Unlimited 24/7 Support

Our expert Technical Support team is on standby to diagnose and solve any issues you encounter. No question is too basic or complex.

VPS Control Panel

The DreamHost control panel is straightforward and simple. We’re a company run by developers who build and maintain websites, and our pro-level control panel shows it.

100% Uptime Guarantee

Our business-class track record means some of the industry’s best uptime performance. We’re so confident in our infrastructure, we back your site up with a 100% uptime guarantee.

Solid State Drive (SSD) VPS Hosting

20x faster than standard SATA disk drives, we provide all new virtual private servers with high performance SSD hard drives that range from 30GB to 240GB.

Unlimited Website Hosting

Host an unlimited number of domains and websites on your VPS server.

Scalable RAM

Growing quickly? Start with 1GB of RAM and easily scale up, quickly and effortlessly from within your VPS control panel.

Uncapped Bandwidth

There are no limits on the amount of traffic your VPS hosted site or app can receive. All we ask is that you be nice and comply with our unlimited policy.

Reseller and Sub Account Features

Create an unlimited number of sub accounts to help you manage client accounts, client and contractor website access, FTP, and billing.

SSL/TLS Certificate

Free secure certificates through the Let’s Encrypt project encrypt all traffic between your website and its visitors.

Unlimited MySQL Databases

MySQL is the workhorse of the web database world, and we even offer a VPS option pre-configured to deliver an optimized MySQL experience. Easily set up and create MySQL databases within your control panel.

Automatic Software Updates

Save time as our experts handle installation of security patches, Ubuntu OS updates, PHP releases, and the latest WordPress versions.

Apache or Nginx

When it comes to web servers, one size does not fit all! Choose between Apache or Nginx.

Unique IPv4 and IPv6

Get an IPv4 address and future-proof your account with an unlimited number of free IPv6 addresses.

Unlimited SFTP Users

Grant access to the people you trust with secure logins to your data.


Ah yes, the three Ps. Build something great.


Node.js works best in a powerful VPS environment. Let your server-side JavaScript freak flag fly!

Ruby Version Manager (RVM)

Need more than one version of Ruby? RVM makes it easy.

One-Click Application Installer

WordPress is just a click away. Our automated installer installs WordPress and several other web apps in just seconds!

Secure Shell (SSH) Access

Live the command-line life. Gain secure remote access and get down to business.


OPcache makes PHP scream by compiling your code once and storing it in memory. Silently. Always watching. Always ready. Like a jilted lover. Or a trained killer.

Phusion Passenger

Unlock the power of Apache with Ruby, Python, and Node.js working together atop Phusion Passenger’s optimized platform.

Crontab Access

Automate even the most obnoxious command-line tasks with access to Cron, a time-based job scheduler.

Subversion Repository (SVN)

Working in teams on the same web app or web site means you’ll step on each other’s toes from time to time. SVN keeps it all straight and minimizes conflicts.

Access to Raw Log Files

If the devil told you he wasn’t evil, would you trust him? You’ll be able to run your site’s raw log files through your log analyzer of choice and - bonus - you won’t sacrifice website load times due to embedded external trackers.

Password Protection (.htaccess)

Password-protect any directories on your website for “members only” access to sensitive content.

Looking for more technical specs? See our VPS knowledge base

Supercharge Your MySQL Database

Enhance the performance of any managed VPS plan by selecting a MySQL VPS during checkout. This optional add-on service includes an isolated managed VPS optimized to deliver peak MySQL performance. Dedicated resources mean quicker page loads -- and happier users! Get started with a one-week free trial.

Learn More About Managed MySQL VPS

Frequently Asked Questions About our Virtual Server Hosting

What is VPS hosting and virtual servers?

VPS is short for virtual private server and is also known as a virtual server. VPS Hosting is a hosting solution for websites and applications, where server resources are isolated for individual users. VPS users experience more consistant performance, which translates to more responsive and faster websites.

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What is the difference between shared hosting and VPS hosting?

The difference between shared and VPS hosting comes down to three things: resources, price, and performance.

  • Resources — Plain and simple, shared hosting is sharing a server with other websites, where VPS hosting provides server resources dedicated to you.
  • Pricing — Shared hosting is generally cheaper because resources are shared with more users. Virtual Servers on the other hand, generally have fewer websites, but are more expensive.
  • Performance — The reason most people choose VPS over shared is because of performance. Their website or application has heavy resource demands, or they have a higher expectation of performance. VPS powered websites, when managed correctly (like we do here at DreamHost), are much faster and more responsive.
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What is the difference between a virtual server and a dedicated server?

A virtual server and a dedicated server differ by the number of users that possess resources on a physical server. With a virtual private server, some of the resources are isolated for individual users, but there are multiple users on the same physical server. With a dedicated server, a single user has access to all of the resources of a physical server.

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Does DreamHost offer VPS hosting with root access?

Our Managed Virtual Servers do not offer root access. However, many of our customers who require full control use our cloud servers, which have root level access.

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Does DreamHost offer Windows VPS hosting?

No, we do not have Windows VPS hosting options. Our VPS solution uses Linux.

Unmanaged VPS Powered by the Cloud

Our unmanaged VPS is powered by DreamCompute, our cloud computing platform. DreamCompute harnesses the power of the Open Web and the OpenStack cloud stack to give you full control of virtual machines with full root access. DreamCompute is the ultimate experience for power users.

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