A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a type of hosting that virtually replicates a physical server with its own operating system and dedicated resources.
This allows you to be in control of all the server configurations, so you can create an environment fully adapted to your needs. For example, VPS allows you to edit the php.ini file, which is restricted on managed hosting environments. On a VPS, you also get root access, unlike in managed hosting.
Some other features, technologies, and programming languages that are available at VPS plans only are, for example:
Java, Python, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, C++, C#, Perl
Derived Libs / Third-Party Systems
Django, Node.js, ZeroMQ PHP, SEER, Tomcat
PostgreSQL, SQL SERVER, SQL Triggers
Integrated Functions / Systems
PHP GD2, FFMPEG, proc_open/proc_close, ini_restore, openlog, syslog, apache_child_terminate, apache_get_version, apache_getenv, apache_note, apache_setenv, Reverse Proxy, register_globals off, mod_xsendfile, asterisk
Keep in mind that VPS plans at Hostinger are self-managed. This means that all settings, such as installing and updating OS and applications, creating a DNS Zone, setting up a mail server, installing SSL, and everything else, should be done on your part.
If VPS is the best option for you, you can find all the available plans here: VPS Hosting. In case you want to explore other options, you can consider our managed hosting instead, such as Web and Cloud plans.
How to Purchase a VPS Hosting Plan
New VPS Hosting
Upgrading to VPS
If you're currently using a Web or Cloud hosting plan and find yourself in need of more resources, a broader range of permissions, or access to technologies exclusively available on VPS, you may want to consider moving to a VPS.
It's important to note that due to differences in server architecture, automatic upgrades from a Web or Cloud hosting plan to a VPS are not supported. Instead, you can manually migrate your content to a VPS by following these steps: