UK VPS Hosting Comparison

Compare VPS hosting plans from the top UK web hosting providers. With hundreds of plans out there to choose from. Finding the right plan can be difficult. With our set of handy filters you can fine tune your requirements to help you find the best hosting for your needs. Whether you require a managed or unmanaged solution you should be able to find what you need here.

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VPS.net

VPS.net SSD VPS 0.5GB


  • 1000GB
    Bandwith

  • 15GB
    Web Space

  • 512MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
  • 15 GB of Webspace
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Choice of Datacentres
  • SSD Drives

£4.00 Per Month


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UK2.net

UK2.net VPS1GB


  • 3000GB
    Bandwith

  • 25GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 1GB Ram
  • SSD Drives
  • Choice of Server Locations

£5.00 Per Month


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FastHosts

FastHosts VPS 40


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 40GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
    • Unlimited traffic
    • IPv4 address included
    • 24/7 UK support
    • UK Data Centres

£5.00 Per Month


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VPS.net

VPS.net SSD VPS 1GB


  • 3000GB
    Bandwith

  • 25GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 25 GB of Webspace
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Choice of Datacentres
  • SSD Drives

£7.50 Per Month


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Pickaweb Hosting

Pickaweb Hosting Fast VPS 1


  • 2000GB
    Bandwith

  • 24GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
  • UK Based Servers
  • SAS HDD
  • Instant Setup
  • 24 x 7 Support

£9.99 Per Month


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123-Reg

123-Reg VPS STARTER


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 25GB
    Web Space

  • 512MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
  • Low Cost VPS Plan
  • Unmetered Data transfer
  • 1 CPU Core
  • Your choice of OS

£9.99 Per Month


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Krystal Hosting

Krystal Hosting Cloud VPS


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 20GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
  • 100% UK based
  • 60 day money-back guarantee
  • 100% SSD Cloud VPS
  • Free VPS backups

£9.99 Per Month


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Easyspace

Easyspace Entry


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 30GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • UK Based
  • 24/7 support
  • 100% Network Uptime
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

£9.99 Per Month


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UK2.net

UK2.net VPS2GB


  • 4000GB
    Bandwith

  • 50GB
    Web Space

  • 2048MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 2GB Ram
  • SSD Drives
  • Choice of Server Location

£10 Per Month


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1&1 Ionos UK

1&1 Ionos UK VPS M


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 80GB
    Web Space

  • 2048MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
    • Choice of data centre
    • VMware Virtualisation
    • SSD Storage
    • Unlimited Traffic

£5.00 Per Month
For 6 months then £10 /month
Offer Price


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Pixel Internet

Pixel Internet Entry


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 25GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
  • Dell & Intel Hardware
  • Anytime Upgrades
  • 100Mbit Network speed
  • FREE Website Migration Service

£10.99 Per Month


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FastHosts

FastHosts VPS 60


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 60GB
    Web Space

  • 2048MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
    • Unlimited traffic
    • IPv4 address included
    • 24/7 UK support
    • UK Data Centres

£5.50 Per Month
For 3 months then £11.00 /month
Offer Price


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eUKHost

eUKHost SSD VPS Starter


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 30GB
    Web Space

  • 1536MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • Unmetered Bandwidth>
  • Choice of Linux distributions
  • FREE Plesk Web Admin
  • SSD based storage

£12.99 Per Month


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webhosting.uk.com

webhosting.uk.com Basic


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 30GB
    Web Space

  • 1536MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
    • SSD Hard Drives
    • Unlimited Bandwidth
    • 24×7 Technical Support
    • No Minimum Contracts

     

£12.99 Per Month


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VPS.net

VPS.net SSD VPS 2GB


  • 4000GB
    Bandwith

  • 50GB
    Web Space

  • 2048MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 50 GB of Webspace
  • >2 GB RAM
  • >Choice of Datacentres
  • SSD Drives

£15.00 Per Month


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1&1 Ionos UK

1&1 Ionos UK VPS L


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 80GB
    Web Space

  • 4096MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
    • Choice of data centre
    • VMware Virtualisation
    • SSD Storage
    • Unlimited Traffic

£10 Per Month
For 6 months then £15.00 /month
Offer Price


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eUKHost

eUKHost Windows VPS Starter


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 40GB
    Web Space

  • 2048MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • FREE Plesk Web Admin
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Fully managed 24×7
  • 40GB SSD Storage

£15.99 Per Month


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123-Reg

123-Reg VPS L


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 70GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
  • 70GB Storage
  • Unmetered Data transfer
  • 1 CPU Core
  • Your choice of OS

£18.99 Per Month


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eUKHost

eUKHost VPS SSD Standard


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 60GB
    Web Space

  • 3072MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • FREE Plesk Web Admin
  • FREE Domain SSL
  • Fully managed 24×7
  • Choice of Linux distributions

£19.99 Per Month


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UK2.net

UK2.net VPS4GB


  • 5000GB
    Bandwith

  • 100GB
    Web Space

  • 4096MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 4GB Ram
  • SSD Drives
  • Choice of Server Locations

£20 Per Month


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1&1 Ionos UK

1&1 Ionos UK VPS XL


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 160GB
    Web Space

  • 8192MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
    • Choice of data centre
    • VMware Virtualisation
    • SSD Storage
    • Unlimited Traffic

£1 Per Month
For 6 months then £20 /month
Offer Price


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FastHosts

FastHosts VPS 80


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 80GB
    Web Space

  • 4096MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
    • Unlimited traffic
    • IPv4 address included
    • 24/7 UK support
    • UK Data Centres

£10.00 Per Month
For 3 months then £20 /month
Offer Price


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eUKHost

eUKHost Windows VPS Standard


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 60GB
    Web Space

  • 3072MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • FREE Plesk Web Admin
  • Windows Server 2016
  • FREE Domain SSL
  • 3GB RAM

£22.99 Per Month


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NetHosted Ltd

NetHosted Ltd Starter


  • 200GB
    Bandwith

  • 25GB
    Web Space

  • 1024MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
  • Regular Off Server Backups
  • SSD Drives
  • Easily Upgradable
  • 200GB Bandwidth

£24.95 Per Month


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eUKHost

eUKHost VPS Professional


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 120GB
    Web Space

  • 4096MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • FREE Plesk Web Admin
  • FREE Domain Wildcard SSL
  • Fully managed 24×7
  • 120GB SSD Storage

£26.99 Per Month


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eUKHost

eUKHost Windows VPS Professional


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 120GB
    Web Space

  • 4096MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • FREE Plesk Web Admin
  • Windows Server 2016
  • FREE Domain Wildcard SSL
  • Unmetered Bandwidth

£29.99 Per Month


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123-Reg

123-Reg VPS XL


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 100GB
    Web Space

  • 2048MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • High Storage Plan
  • Unmetered Data transfer
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • Your choice of OS

£29.99 Per Month


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VPS.net

VPS.net SSD VPS 4GB


  • 4000GB
    Bandwith

  • 100GB
    Web Space

  • 4096MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 4GB Ram
  • SSD Drives
  • Choice of Server Locations

£30 Per Month


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1&1 Ionos UK

1&1 Ionos UK VPS XXL


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 240GB
    Web Space

  • 12288MB
    RAM

  • 6
    CPU Cores
    • Choice of data centre
    • VMware Virtualisation
    • SSD Storage
    • Unlimited Traffic

£20 Per Month
For 6 months then £30 /month
Offer Price


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eUKHost

eUKHost VPS Enterprise


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 240GB
    Web Space

  • 8192MB
    RAM

  • 6
    CPU Cores
  • FREE Plesk Web Admin
  • FREE Domain Wildcard SSL
  • Fully managed 24×7
  • Choice of Linux distributions

£33.99 Per Month


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eUKHost

eUKHost Windows VPS Enterprise


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 240GB
    Web Space

  • 8192MB
    RAM

  • 6
    CPU Cores
  • FREE Plesk Web Admin
  • Windows Server 2016
  • FREE Domain Wildcard SSL
  • 240GB SSD Storage

£36.99 Per Month


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NetHosted Ltd

NetHosted Ltd VPS Standard


  • 400GB
    Bandwith

  • 50GB
    Web Space

  • 1536MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • Managed Service
  • Technically Skilled Support
  • Regular Offsite Backups
  • SSD Storage

£39.95 Per Month


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UK2.net

UK2.net VPS8GB


  • 6000GB
    Bandwith

  • 200GB
    Web Space

  • 8192MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 8GB Ram
  • SSD Drives
  • Choice of Server Locations

£40 Per Month


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FastHosts

FastHosts VPS 120


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 120GB
    Web Space

  • 8192MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
    • Unlimited traffic
    • IPv4 address included
    • 24/7 UK support
    • UK Data Centres

£20.00 Per Month
For 3 months then £40 /month
Offer Price


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123-Reg

123-Reg VPS XXL


  • Unlimited
    Bandwith

  • 150GB
    Web Space

  • 3072MB
    RAM

  • 3
    CPU Cores
  • Unmetered Data transfer
  • 3 CPU Cores
  • 150GB Storage
  • Your choice of OS

£44.99 Per Month


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Tsohost

Tsohost Regular VPS


  • 400GB
    Bandwith

  • 20GB
    Web Space

  • 768MB
    RAM

  • 1
    CPU Cores
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Free Daily Backups
  • Free Website Migrations
  • Advanced customisation

£47.99 Per Month


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VPS.net

VPS.net SSD VPS 8GB


  • 6000GB
    Bandwith

  • 200GB
    Web Space

  • 8192MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 200 GB of Webspace
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Choice of Datacentres
  • SSD Drives

£60 Per Month


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UK2.net

UK2.net VPS16GB


  • 70000GB
    Bandwith

  • 400GB
    Web Space

  • 16384MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 16GB Ram
  • SSD Drives
  • Choice of Server Locations

£80 Per Month


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Tsohost

Tsohost Large VPS


  • 800GB
    Bandwith

  • 40GB
    Web Space

  • 1536MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • 2x Xeon Cores CPU
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Free Daily Backups
  • Free Website Migration

£83.99 Per Month


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Tsohost

Tsohost Windows Large VPS


  • 800GB
    Bandwith

  • 40GB
    Web Space

  • 1536MB
    RAM

  • 2
    CPU Cores
  • Windows Server 2016 OS
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Free Daily Backups
  • Free Website Migration

£83.99 Per Month


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Tsohost

Tsohost Super Size VPS


  • 1600GB
    Bandwith

  • 80GB
    Web Space

  • 3072MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 3GB DDR4 RAM
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Free Daily Backups
  • Free Website Migration

£119.99 Per Month


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Tsohost

Tsohost Windows Super Size VPS


  • 160GB
    Bandwith

  • 80GB
    Web Space

  • 3072MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • Windows Server 2016 OS
  • 3GB DDR4 RAM
  • Free Daily Backups
  • Free Website Migration

£119.99 Per Month


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VPS.net

VPS.net SSD VPS 16GB


  • 7000GB
    Bandwith

  • 400GB
    Web Space

  • 16384MB
    RAM

  • 4
    CPU Cores
  • 400 GB of Webspace
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Choice of Datacentres
  • SSD Drives

£120 Per Month


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Tsohost

Tsohost Super Size+ VPS


  • 3000GB
    Bandwith

  • 120GB
    Web Space

  • 5120MB
    RAM

  • 6
    CPU Cores
  • 6x Xeon Cores CPU
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Free Daily Backups
  • Free Website Migration

£191.99 Per Month


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Tsohost

Tsohost Powerhouse VPS


  • 6000GB
    Bandwith

  • 160GB
    Web Space

  • 250.79MB
    RAM

  • 8
    CPU Cores
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Free Daily Backups
  • Free Website Migration

£250.79 Per Month


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What is VPS Hosting?

Virtual private servers or VPS hosting as its more commonly known. Has a look and feel like a dedicated server. So gives you full root access allowing you to configure your server in whatever way you wish. The main difference with a VPS is that it is a larger server separated into it virtualisations.

Virtualisation is a virtual (rather than actual) version of a server. So each instance will have its own dedicated CPU, RAM, disc space. Just like a dedicated server. However, unlike a dedicated server, it can have more CPU speed, ram or disc space added without downtime also as there would be multiple instances of a VPS on a single (more powerful) server. Hosting multiple instances on one server allows web hosting companies to reduce costs, making VPS hosting relatively cheap compared to a similar specification dedicated server.

What to look for in a VPS

When searching for a VPS provider, it is essential to know what you are looking for in a VPS. There are many different options available with virtual private servers. As virtual private servers are essentially a mini dedicated server, you will have full access (root) to all the running of the server. Including installing / updating software, firewalls, and tweaking the server to run how you want. So what questions should you ask yourself before selecting a provider?

Benefits of VPS Hosting

Before we get started, let’s quickly go over the different types of web hosting available:

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is one of the most common types of web hosting. The allure of shared hosting is that its low cost and effective. You have one large server with hundreds of websites hosted on that server sharing resources, such as CPU, RAM and disk space. By pooling server resources, companies can provide feature-packed web hosting services at a low cost.

Dedicated Server

On the other end of the scale, you have dedicated servers. A dedicated server is a single physical server that is solely for you. Dedicated servers are not cheap. However, come with clear benefits over other forms of hosting.

VPS Hosting

VPS hosting falls into that middle ground, a mix of shared hosting with the added benefit of guaranteed resources. You receive the cost benefits of sharing a larger server with other users with the added advantage over shared hosting that each VPS operated independently of each other. In addition, you can scale your server to suit your needs, unlike with a dedicated server.

VPS Hosting can fall into two categories. Single server, where virtual instances are created on one physical machine. Then you have Cloud VPS hosting where VPS is set up on a group of servers called a cloud. Many web hosting providers will also market shared hosting as Cloud Hosting too, so you need to understand that when comparing VPS plans that you are looking at VPS services rather than shared hosting.

Single vs Cloud VPS Hosting

You may be wondering what the benefits of single server VPS hosting are over Cloud VPS Hosting?

Single Server VPS Hosting

Before Cloud Hosting became popular, VPS hosting was the best option if you wanted to move away from shared hosting but didn’t need or couldn’t afford a dedicated server. It provided site owners guaranteed server resourced that you didn’t have to share with other websites. Additionally, they could up and run the server how they chose.

Single Server VPS Hosting Pros

  • Single server VPS hosting is cheaper – companies don’t need to invest in a cloud network.

Single Server VPS Hosting Cons

  • Even though you have a separate partition, there are other websites on the same server. Oversubscribed VPS servers can cause your site to slow if other websites are hogging a bunch of resources.
  • The capacity and hardware also limit your VPS on a physical server.

Cloud VPS Hosting

Cloud hosting has increased in popularity over the years as it provides additional benefits over a single server.

Cloud VPS Hosting Pros

  • Cloud VPS hosting draws the resources for many servers to offer excellent, consistent performance levels.
  • You eliminate the risk of downtime. By hosting your VPS across multiple machines, if one server should fail another takes over.

Cloud VPS Cons

  • You are limited to what operating systems you can install. Many cloud VPS providers do not allow installation of custom operating systems. So you are limited to their operating system options.

As you can see, cloud VPS hosting offers some distinct advantages over a single server VPS. As to what is best for you will depend on your requirements.

Is VPS hosting right for me?

As we discussed earlier, VPS hosting fills that vital middle ground between shared hosting and dedicated servers. However, a VPS is not always for everyone. For many non-technical website owners operating your own VPS server requires more technical understanding than what is needed when using a shared hosting service.

When should I choose a VPS server? 

A VPS server is best suited when you require more resources than your shared hosting provider can provide. Or that you need the flexibility that having your own server can provide, but don’t need a dedicated server. If you feel this sounds like you then a VPS would be the way forward.

Consider sider using a VPS when you have the following requirements : 

  • Your website has outgrown shared hosting – due to receiving a high number of visitors, consuming more bandwidth and resources.
  • You need a maximum level of control over software or to optimise a server for best performance.
  • Sharing (uploading or downloading) of larger files

The real benefits that come from a VPS are when you can configure your setup to provide the optimal hosting environment for your website.

Managed VPS Hosting

Server maintenance can be a daunting task if you are not an experienced admin. If you feel like managing your own VPS may be overwhelming. Then opting for a managed VPS can take care of much of the day to day maintenance. Server management can come in many different forms. Some companies will set up and maintain the server for you like they would one of their own. Others will perform the initial deployment, setup and updates.

What kind of management that is offered will vary from company to company, so check what is included meets your requirements.

Unmanaged VPS Hosting

For those, that want to maintain their server, an unmanaged VPS is a perfect solution. After the initial setup, you are left to your own devices to run and manage your server. Generally, the web host will only support hardware or network issues.

How Much RAM will my VPS Need?

The amount of RAM needed will depend on various factors, such as how many websites you are planning to host, the amount of traffic these sites receive, to what software you plan on installing.

If you are planning on installing a control panel such as cPanel, then you will need a minimum of 1GB RAM with 2GB being the ideal choice (this is running CentOS 7).

What about if you just wanted to install WordPress and no control panel? A small WordPress website doesn’t typically require a considerable amount of RAM, 512mb to 1GB per site should ensure good performance.

Look at the software of service that you are planning to run on your VPS and this should provide you with a good indication of the amount of RAM you will need.

How Many CPU Cores will I need?

The number of cores needed will vary depending on your needs. Typically most VPS servers will run well with 1 – 2 CPU Cores. Unless you know your VPS will require a lot of processing power then stick with this then increase the number if you feel you are producing a significant load on your server.

Round-Up

You should now have a better understanding of what VPS hosting is and what to look for. Using our comparison tool should allow you to find a UK VPS hosting provider that suits your requirements. However, feel free to comment or ask us any questions on VPS hosting.