GoDaddy VPS Hosting

Virtual private server solutions that offer dedicated control, fast SSD servers, and optimal functionality.

Self managed plans starting at $4.99/month

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Self Managed GoDaddy VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting Plans

Standard RAM

1 vCPU


per month
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 20 GB SSD Storage
  • Linux only, no control panel*

*If you’re running a high-resource intensive Windows OS or control panel, we strongly recommend a minimum of 2 GB of RAM. (The 1 GB plan will result in deficient server performance.)

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2 vCPU


per month
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 100 GB SSD Storage

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4 vCPU


per month
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 200 GB SSD Storage

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8 vCPU


per month
  • 8 CPU Cores
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 400 GB SSD Storage

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High RAM

2 vCPU


per month
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 100 GB SSD Storage

4 vCPU


per month
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 200 GB SSD Storage

8 vCPU


per month
  • 8 CPU Cores
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 400 GB SSD Storage

For expert support and hands-on assistance to maintain your server, consider Fully Managed VPS Hosting.

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GoDaddy VPS Hosting ideal for developers and system administrators.

For developers or system admins who are familiar with managing a server, self managed GoDaddy VPS hosting is a perfect solution. With the ability to have full root access with SSH keys, you truly have total control over your hosting environment. In fact, it is this complete control over such powerful hosting that makes self managed VPS such an attractive option for professionals who need the most out of their hosting plan.

Need the ability to have flexible server configurations? No problem. With GoDaddy VPS hosting, you are in complete control of your configuration preferences and can set things just the way you like. There is no limit to the specification requirements for your particular needs.

With high-performance SSDs on OpenStack, lightning fast performance is the norm. And with dedicated resources for RAM, CPU, and SSD storage, you can expect your virtual private server to always perform above and beyond expectation.

It’s no wonder why so many pros choose GoDaddy VPS hosting as their go-to solution.

GoDaddy VPS hosting designed for speed, flexibility, and control.

High Speed SSD

With high-performance SSDs on an OpenStack platform, get 3 times the speed with KVM virtualization for increased agility.

Immediate Provisioning

Get your server up and running fast so you can access the power and performance of your GoDaddy VPS instantly when you need it.

Root Access

With full root access, you have total control over your hosting environment and customization of your virtual private server.

Global Data Centers

With data centers nearby and located globally, experience faster load times and an improved user experience for your visitors.

Security and Protection

With DDoS protection and monitoring at the network level, rest assured your server is always safeguarded and kept safe.

Performance Monitoring

Easily keep track of the performance of your server uptime and resources. With alert notifications, you can always stay informed.

Easy Admin

Create multiple hosting accounts easily with cPanel/WHM through Installatron or with Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition.

Scalable Resources

With flexible resources that are highly scalable, you can increase resources such as RAM, CPU, or SSD storage as you need to.

Unlimited Hosting

With a GoDaddy virtual private server, you have the ability to host as many websites and domains as you need to.

Backup and Recovery

With recovery console, easily fix server issues that need addressing, along with the ability to set automated backups.

24/7 Expert Support

Receive server admin support at any time to handle hosting and other technical needs. Support is available around the clock.

Hosting Dashboard

With a user-friendly interface, you can manage backups, resource usage, or monitor uptime all from an easy to use dashboard.

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Prefer an easier solution with similar power?

Consider GoDaddy Web Hosting Plus.

If you want the power of a virtual private server without the hassle of all the required technical know-how, then GoDaddy Web Hosting Plus may be right for you.

Web Hosting Plus offers the power of a virtual private server, but allows you to easily manage your hosting from a user-friendly control panel.

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Need even more power and resources from your plan?

Dedicated server hosting may be for you.

For the highest level of power, control and flexibility, consider using a dedicated server. GoDaddy dedicated servers are a highly customizable option without resource restrictions, giving you ultimate performance potential.

GoDaddy VPS Hosting FAQs

VPS, or Virtual Private Server hosting is an option that provides dedicated resources for your site in an isolated environment. Dedicated resources include RAM, storage and virtually allocated CPUs that are dedicated specifically to your account. This ensures that other websites do not share server resources dedicated to your own. With GoDaddy VPS hosting, you have root access to your server to make some changes that you could not otherwise make on a shared hosting plan.

Among the top of the list is that GoDaddy VPS hosting offers the performance and control of a dedicated server, but at a lower cost. In addition, GoDaddy VPS hosting guarantees resources dedicated to your account such as storage space and RAM which creates more stability for your site. Unlike shared hosting, server resources are not shared between users.

GoDaddy VPS hosting is ideal for users who experience spikes in traffic or have RAM-heavy or CPU-intensive applications. If you are creating an application or site that will require intensive resources, but you’re not sure yet if you need a dedicated server, GoDaddy VPS hosting may be a good place to start to initially keep costs low.

Shared hosting is when multiple users are sharing the resources of a server. While a more affordable option, it does not guarantee resources such as RAM or CPUs. Dedicated hosting allows you to have resources that are dedicated only to you. Virtual private servers fall somewhere in between, where you are allotted dedicated resources and more control over your hosting environment, but at a lower cost than having a dedicated server.

For an even more in-depth overview comparing the differences between each type, view: GoDaddy Dedicated Server Hosting vs VPS: Which One is Best?

GoDaddy VPS hosting is going to be best suited for developers or system admins who have experience managing a server. Because GoDaddy VPS hosting offers more flexibility than a shared hosting plan, it also requires increased server management technical knowledge.

For users who don’t have a system admin to manage their server, or prefer not to manage it themselves, but still want the power of a virtual private server, consider a Web Hosting Plus plan. Web Hosting Plus offers similar power to VPS hosting, but is much easier to manage through cPanel.

With each plan, you can run Linux (CentOS 7 or Ubuntu) and Windows on your server.

GoDaddy VPS hosting actually has many practical uses. Among some of the most common uses of GoDaddy VPS hosting include:

  • Setting up web and database servers: Common web and database servers VPS hosting is used for include MySQL, Linux, and Apache.
  • Handling resource intensive applications: Some applications such as business apps that require high amounts of resources including RAM and SSD storage are best suited for VPS hosting.
  • Setting up test environments: Another common use is setting up test servers to test anything prior to launching live. This can include testing websites in development, apps, or even load times – really anything that needs to be tested first before deploying.
  • Hosting multiple websites: One of the many benefits of VPS hosting is that it is naturally in an isolated hosting environment. Because of this, when hosting multiple websites, none of the websites need to share resources with one another. This ensures a smooth and fast loading experience, no matter how many websites you have on your virtual server.
  • Using it as an email server: A very common use. Many use virtual servers to create and host their own email servers.
  • Hosting eCommerce websites: For businesses who need to set up and run customized eCommerce solutions with Magento or OpenCart, VPS hosting offers a very convenient means of doing this.

In most cases, server provisioning happens in a matter of minutes. On the long end, it may take up to 24 hours or just slightly longer to complete. If that’s too long, we can try to speed things up along if you give us a call at (480) 624-2500 after purchasing a plan.

Yes, they are. With each plan, you may schedule automated backups or take a backup on demand as needed.

The biggest difference between the two is the work involved to manage your virtual server. With fully managed VPS hosting, many of the technical aspects such as server configuration, maintenance, updates, and monitoring are all handled and managed for you. With self managed GoDaddy VPS hosting, you would manage your server.

Many customers prefer the fully managed option because it frees up a lot of their time and they don’t have to worry about managing their own server, or having a bunch of advanced technical know-how about managing a server. In a way, it’s almost like having your own dedicated server admin, but at a much lower cost than actually hiring one.

Definitely. One of the many benefits of our plans is that they are flexible. We understand that sometimes changes are necessary, so we make it easy to do so. You can change your plan at any time right from within your customer account dashboard. You can also call us to help make any changes to your plan if you prefer to speak to someone.

To get started, simply select one of the available plans based on the amount of resources and space you need. Signing up takes just a few minutes. If you find you need to upgrade or downgrade resources later, you can always easily switch plans from within your account.

Yes, of course. We want to ensure that you are set up for success and that any questions you have along the way are answered. Expert support is available any time of day or night 24/7 to offer help and support by calling (480) 624-2500.

VPS hosting help when you need it.

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Need assistance getting set up with VPS hosting, or other guidance?

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Get started with GoDaddy VPS hosting for as little as $4.99/mo*

*Price excludes applicable taxes and ICANN fees.

**If you’re running a high-resource intensive Windows OS or control panel, we strongly recommend a minimum of 2 GB of RAM. (The 1 GB plan will result in deficient server performance.)