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Entry

Starting at $5.00 USD monthly  
  • 20 GB Storage
  • 1 Core
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Free SSD
  • Root Access
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee

Elite

Starting at $15.00 USD monthly  
  • 50 GB Storage
  • 4 Cores
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Free SSD
  • Root Access
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee

Need more control and power than a Shared Hosting account, but not quite ready for your own Dedicated Server? Our Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting accounts are the perfect solution! Your development will all be hosted on our blazing fast SwiftServer platform. You can even choose our Turbo Servers for up to 20X faster page loads compared to competing Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting options.

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A mere 1-second page load delay impacts your bounce rate, SEO rankings and even your conversion rate. You won't have to worry about any of this when you choose A2 Hosting and our screaming fast SwiftServer platform! Hosting on speed optimized servers with your choice of server location, free SSDs and our up to 20X faster Turbo Servers are all advantages of choosing A2 Hosting!

custom environment

Don't get stuck in a "one-size-fits-all" server. Choose A2 Hosting where you can design your perfect server with the resources you want! That means you get the resources you want and don't get stuck paying for resources you won't use. Design your perfect account completely risk free now with our Anytime Money Back Guarantee!

developer-friendly

You're an experienced developer who wants full control over your environment. We're giving it to you! You get root access so you're able to access and edit all of your server's files! You get to choose your Linux OS and can even re-load your server with a new operating system on demand! You also get boot, shutdown and reboot control. Now we're talking about serious hosting!

Our 24/7/365 support staff includes expert system admins hard at work ensuring your server runs at its peak. We employ our industry's best practices, feature servers in the best data centers and make sure your server includes the latest security patches. That's why we can commit to your network being up over 99.9% of the time.

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Fast Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting

When you're ready to take the next step and grow your website, our unmanaged Linux VPS hosting can be the solution you're looking for. This is a virtual server that gives you access over all facets of its configuration. In other words, you will be free to install new software and eliminate old ones as well as reboot the server whenever you want, without having to worry about relying on someone else. Beyond the freedom that these servers have to offer, Linux servers come at a lower cost due to the use of an open-source operating system. 

Unmanaged Linux VPS and Freedom are Synonymous

Before determining which factors to consider when determining how many resources you'll need for a Linux VPS, it's important to understand the benefits that come with picking Linux over other operating systems or setups. As mentioned above, freedom and money are two of the primary benefits of working with this setup, and this is due to the operating system of choice: Linux doesn't cost money to use because it's an open-source system, which also means that there isn't one company pushing patches to users, keeping it open for users to personalize as they wish.

The Difference Between Managed and Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting

There are a few options to select when it comes to VPS hosting management, but they basically boil down to two: unmanaged and managed hosting. 

With fully managed support, your VPS would include our team of users that can answer any questions you may have. However, it would also be our responsibility to maintain additional software, security software, and root access. While this would make a suitable choice for those brand new to server administration, it doesn't offer the same freedom that our unmanaged server hosting does.

On the other hand, our unmanaged environment places the full power of administration and any necessary responsibilities with you, the end user. Because of this, you'll need to have some kind of technical skill to ensure the server continues to run efficiently, but you won't need to report to anyone to approve any changes beforehand. Just be sure to keep your software up-to-date to prevent any potential vulnerabilities on your server.

Benefits of an Unmanaged Virtual Private Server

As previously stated, there are numerous benefits to picking an unmanaged Linux setup compared to a managed hosting setup. Here are a few:

  • Complete control. Your VPS comes with no extra bodies attached, giving you control over software installation, storage space, server usage, bandwidth, and memory.
  • Customization. Control over resources means you can always meet your needs.
  • Virtual server, real savings. Unlike with dedicated servers, you don't need to accommodate or power a real, physical server. This means real savings for your pocket.
  • Custom applications. Root access enables custom software installation and maintenance. Restricted access on shared hosting platforms prevents this benefit that comes naturally with VPS.
  • Rapid response time. When you're your own server administrator, you'll always be the one in charge.
  • High bandwidth support. With control over your resources, you won't experience sudden slowdowns from using a high amount of bandwidth -- especially since you can monitor this information in real time.

With an unmanaged VPS platform using Linux, you'll save further money by not having to pay for additional support. If you do not require advanced support beyond your own skills, this alone can justify the switch to unmanaged compared to managed. This is especially true for new businesses that do not yet have its own tech support department that need to scale up without really expanding.

Who Should Use Unmanaged Linux Hosting?

Simply put, both dedicated and unmanaged VPS hosting services make great choices for individuals and companies looking to install and maintain their own software designed for the Linux operating system, and for those seeking complete control over resource monitoring, server functionality, and customization access. 

Why Linux? Why Not Other Operating Systems?

There are a number of reasons to choose Linux. 

Savings is always a good thing. We've brought this point up before, but it still bears repeating. Even though money may not be as stringent as it was back when you reserved space on a shared hosting plan, there's no reason to pay more than necessary. Using other operating systems can automatically hike up your maintenance costs because those platforms cost money to hold a license. By using a free open-source system instead, you'll find you're paying less than for other solutions.

Linux is also very versatile. Other operating systems are closed off to help protect the license and the trademark. As an open-source operating system, Linux is designed to be shared, built upon, and accessible to personalization. We offer a wide range of distributions available to pick from such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, or CentOS. 

Linux has built-in support. One of the big benefits of taking the open-source route is that there's a passionate community out there who love tinkering with Unix and don't mind offering support when a problem is way over your head. You're more than likely to find more than a few gems on Linux-oriented community websites -- people who are happy to lend a helping hand to ensure someone else can enjoy Linux, not because you are paying them fistfuls of money each month.