Questions & answers
Is this discount reoccurring?
No, this discount is valid only for the first order and it is not reoccurring. So, be wise, choose a longer billing period! These prices do not apply to renewal periods.
What is VPS?
The acronym stands for Virtual Private Server. Here, special virtualization technology emulates a dedicated server environment on a physical machine. While all users share the physical machine, the servers are separate and private, which means that you get a dedicated amount of resources all for yourself and work without having to share them with others.
Even with most cheap VPS hosting, users get Full Root Access, allowing them to freely customize this virtual environment to best suit their needs and install preferred OSs, their distributions, and other applications.
What is the difference between VPS, dedicated, and shared hosting?
With shared hosting, you share space on a physical machine and all its resources with other users. If one user experiences high traffic or needs more bandwidth or RAM, it affects the performance of every other server on the machine. Furthermore, the features and applications are limited only to those allowed by the provider. It’s the cheapest type of hosting that is best for basic, static websites, such as blogs, personal pages, and so on.
With VPS hosting, although you share space on a physical machine, you get a set amount of resources that strictly belong to your VPS server. Each server is separate, and its performance doesn’t depend on the workloads of other virtual environments. It’s a bit pricier than shared hosting, but the advantages of better performance, scalability, and complete control make it the perfect choice for growing websites and personal projects.
With dedicated hosting, you rent out the whole physical machine strictly for yourself. You are responsible for managing all the resources and are in charge of securing the system. This is the most expensive option of the three and is best suited for extra big projects or big companies with massive workloads.
What is the difference between Linux VPS and Windows VPS?
The only difference between the two is the Operating Systems they run on. The former works on Windows OS and the latter on Linux OS. While the OSs are different, both services are evenly matched when it comes to availability and performance. Either one is great for all kinds of projects – in the end, it all comes down to preference.
What is the difference between Linux VPS and Container VPS?
The former is more like a dedicated server within another physical dedicated server, and it uses KVM virtualization. Generally, it allows more freedom to develop, manage, and configure the cheap VPS server. It’s better suited for projects that have specific technical requirements.
Meanwhile, Container VPS runs with OpenVZ and shares resources with every other client on the host node and is considered container-based virtualization. The Kernel can’t be modified and that’s why the development options are more limited, and this service is cheaper compared to a proper VPS. It’s better suited for small/medium-sized hosting.
What is the difference between Container VPS and Storage VPS?
The former is an OpenVZ container-based virtualization that is a proper virtual server. It has the same features as a regular VPS, but it has some development restrictions and is limited to certain Linux distributions. It runs on the latest stable Linux kernel version – 3.10.0. The user shares the core resources of the kernel and the whole system operates based on containers. These are usually used with such software as Kubernetes, OpenStack, Docker Swarm, etc., to manage web server resources in clusters.
Storage VPS is an OpenVZ container-based virtual server that is specifically designed to act as a storage solution. If you have large volumes of data or backups that you don’t want to hold on the server, this is the next best option. Our storage solution is hosted on RAID enabled arrays – if one array goes down, the others continue working, making your data always accessible. We also offer full root access and a free DNS manager for easier management.
What are the benefits of VPS hosting?
Even with a cheap VPS server in Europe you get:
Dedicated resources. Depending on the plan, you get a set amount of CPU, RAM, storage, and bandwidth – they belong strictly to you and you can do anything you want with them, without having to share with other users. Additionally, you can easily scale your plan to meet your growing resource demands.
Better performance & stability. Because each virtual server gets its own resources and these environments don’t overlap, each system operates to its fullest potential.
Full control of the virtual environment. With Full Root Access, you can implement server-wide changes or install wanted applications without having to contact the provider for permission to do so. You can easily craft the perfect system for your projects.
What can I use this kind of server for?
Cheap VPS hosting is very convenient as you can change and use virtual servers for multiple purposes. You can:
Use it as cloud storage;
Host a VPN;
Develop and test code;
Run game servers, and much more.
Is it scalable?
Yes, our VPS plans can be upgraded whenever you want. Just pick an option and you can do it without any downtime.
What Linux operating systems (OS) do you offer?
Our services are compatible with CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and more. (All list)
What Windows servers do you offer?
With our VPS plans you can install Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019.
Do your plans include a Windows OS license?
Yes, every Windows plan includes a free Windows server 2012, 2016, or 2019 license.
Can I use my own Windows OS license?
No, you can’t. Every Time4VPS Windows server comes with a full OS license.
Do you offer Windows in container VPS?
Unfortunately, no. These services only support certain Linux distributions. If you need a Windows server, we suggest checking out our Windows VPS plans.
Do you offer Windows in storage VPS?
Unfortunately, no. This service is only compatible with Linux distributions.
Do the storage plans come with SSD discs?
No, these services come with HDD discs. You can find more information about the hardware here.
Do your storage services support the FUSE module?
No, these services don’t support this module.
What happens if I run out of bandwidth?
We reduce your server port speed 10 times until the new month starts. No worries, we won’t charge any extra fees or suspend your services.
Can I add more storage or RAM?
No, you can’t increase the individual resources of your cheap VPS server. To get more CPU, RAM, storage, or bandwidth, you have to upgrade your plan which can be done quickly & easily through the client interface without experiencing any reboot and downtime.
Are backups included in VPS hosting plans?
Backups are an additional feature, available for every hosting plan except for Storage VPS. For more information about backups, please click (here).
Are backups included in Storage VPS plans?
No. Storage VPS is designed for backups.
Where are your servers located?
Our servers are located in Europe, Lithuania, Vilnius. If you want to review our network performance before the purchase, feel free to visit our looking glass tool on https://lg.time4vps.com.
Do you offer IPv6 support?
Yes, our cheap VPS hosting services support IPv6. Every virtual machine comes with one primary dedicated IPv6 address with an option to add more.
How many IPv4 addresses are included?
Each cheap VPS server includes one dedicated public IPv4 address. If you need more IPv4 or IPv6 addresses, they can be purchased as add-ons after server deployment. A single instance can have max. 31 additional IPs. For more information about additional IPs, please click here.
How do I get started with VPS hosting?
Place the order and your server should be up and running in 5 minutes or less after the payment is received.
How to connect to a VPS server?
Usually, the server is managed through the terminal command line, but you can install a control panel and manage it through this interface. After you install your preferred OS, we provide instructions on how to access the server either via SSH, or the selected control panel like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. Join our community to learn more.
Where can I find more information?
Our support team is glad to help you 24/7 via chat.
Can I add my own OS image?
Unfortunately, no, but you can choose an OS from this list.
How can I pay for VPS?
Time4VPS offers many payment options. You can pay with PayPal, credit card, Alipay, or cryptocurrency.