Self Managed VPS Hosting

Effortlessly get the power and flexibility you need.

  • Total control with full root access and optional control panels.
  • Automated daily backups and on-demand snapshots.
  • Unlimited traffic – 99% uptime.

Self Managed VPS Hosting – perfect for system administrators and developers.

That’s right, if you’re a developer, designer or system administrator with experience managing a server – seeking full control over your hosting environment – our Self Managed VPS Hosting is a solid fit. You get full root access with SSH keys for total control as well as command line for flexibility and power. Plus, we offer a wide range of scalable performance options with flexible server configurations.

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All Self Managed VPS Hosting plans include:


Experience high-performance NVMe SSDs powered by Virtuozzo for 3X the speed plus unlimited traffic. You also get KVM virtualization for full control of your hardware resources.

Easy admin/unlimited accounts.

Create unlimited hosting accounts with optional cPanel/WHM + Installatron or Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition (includes WordPress toolkit). 

Root access.

Retain full control and configure your server to your needs (up to the operating system level).

Monitoring and alerts.

Monitor server uptime, resources (CPU, RAM and Storage), and domains — stay informed with alert notifications.

Backups and recovery console.

7 days of automated snapshot backups, plus the option to create a single on-demand snapshot backup. Also, fix issues using the recovery console (even if you don’t have access to SSH).

Global data centers.

Choose from nearby, state-of-the-art data centers in North America, EMEA or Asia-Pacific for faster page loads and a better visitor experience.


There’s no longer a need for those cumbersome, manual migrations. Easily increase RAM, CPU and storage with VPS seamless upgrades.


Enjoy ‘round-the-clock network monitoring with advanced DDoS protection and a free SSL certificate (for the first year) with a dedicated IP.  

Websites and apps that process credit cards are expected to be PCI compliant

Compare GoDaddy VPS Hosting plans and support services:

Compare GoDaddy VPS Hosting plans and support services:

Self Managed


On sale - Save 38%

$12.99/mo when you renew4

Fully Managed


On sale - Save 5%

$157.99/mo when you renew4

For experienced users that want full control over their server.
For those that don’t have the time or advanced server skills.
Performance / RAM
1 – 32 GB RAM
2 – 32 GB RAM
Operating Systems
CentOS, Ubuntu or Windows Server
CentOS or Windows Server
Control Panel
cPanel/WHM, Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition
cPanel/WHM or Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition
Monitoring and alerts
5-minute intervals
1-minute intervals
Additional dedicated IP options
CPU, RAM, disk & uptime
Services monitoring
Proactive remediation
Standard Hosting phone support
Comprehensive help/how-to video library and technical blogs
Community peer-to-peer advice
Dedicated services team - (control panel recommended)
Paid option
Unlimited service requests.
Site migrations
Paid option
First 5 are free. 70% off 6+.
Server setup
Paid option
DNS setup and configuration
Paid option
SSL installation
Paid option
HTTP/2 server configuration
Paid option
SQL Server Express install
Paid option
Package management
Paid option
Email client setup
Paid option
PHP module install/upgrade
Paid option
MySQL optimization
Paid option
WordPress setup
Paid option
Call for custom service request
Paid option
Disk space audit
Paid option
Firewall rules configuration
Paid option

Top 5 (make that 6) popular uses for Self Managed VPS Hosting:


Launch your traffic-ready eCommerce site by installing Magento, OpenCart and PrestaShop — with a single click.

Multiple Sites

Host multiple sites without impacting the response time of any one client — thanks to our isolated environment.

Web or database server

Instantly set up a web or database server — whether it’s a MySQL, Linux or Apache. 

Resource-heavy applications

Handle ‘em all with our VPS — be it business, financial, CRM, social media or real estate apps.

Email server

Set up and fully control your own email server. Run unlimited mailboxes and addresses for your business or clients.

Test environments

Instantly spin up test servers across any continent and test the response times of your app or site.

More GoDaddy hosting solutions.

In addition to Self Managed VPS Hosting, we offer a full range of hosting solutions, like Dedicated Hosting, Web Hosting Plus and if a WordPress site’s your thing, no worries. We’ve got ya’ covered with Managed WordPress Hosting.
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All GoDaddy hosting options.

Web Hosting

Also called Shared Hosting, our most budget-friendly hosting. Operates on shared resources, so it’s good as a basic starter plan.


Starting at
$7.99 /mo

Renews Nov. 2025 for $14.99/mo ($539.64 total)

Windows Hosting

Recommended hosting for Microsoft Windows ASP.NET, ASP, .Net Core and SQL server users.


Starting at
$7.99 /mo

Renews Nov. 2025 for $14.99/mo ($539.64 total)

Web Hosting Plus

The amped-up power of a Virtual Private Server, with faster page loads and a user-friendly control panel.


Starting at
$32.99 /mo

Renews Nov. 2024 for $49.99/mo ($1,199.76 total)

VPS Hosting

Get total control, full root access and scalable performance with flexible server configurations. For developers, designers and system admins.


Starting at
$7.99 /mo

Renews Nov. 2025 for $7.99/mo ($287.64 total)

Dedicated Server

For experienced developers, system admins or agencies seeking high-performance server options, root access and SSD or HDD.

Starting at
$208.02 /mo

Renews Nov. 2024 for $272.03/mo ($6,528.66 total)

WordPress Hosting

Easy to customize with a drag-and-drop editor. Get a ready-made site or make it your own with WordPress themes and plugins.

Starting at
$12.99 /mo

Renews Nov. 2023 for $15.99/mo ($191.88 total)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about VPS Hosting

What is the difference between managed vs. unmanaged (Self Managed) VPS? And how do I determine which is best for me?

Unmanaged VPS (also known as “Self-Managed VPS”) tends to require an advanced degree of technical know-how and basic understanding of Linux and the command line. Unmanaged VPS hosting plans allows you to configure and update VPS hosting to your exact preference.

But, if you prefer to have an expert manage your hosting and the tech stuff (freeing up more time for you to focus on your business), then Fully-Managed VPS Hosting might be the right choice to fulfill your hosting needs.

Which operating system can I run on my server?

GoDaddy VPS Hosting offers both Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu) and Windows Server. 

Do you provide Windows VPS hosting?

Yes! We offer Windows VPS hosting with resources staring at 2 GB RAM up to 32 GB RAM. Plus, you may add Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition (for WordPress and website administration) to create and manage your sites.

How many IPs are included with VPS hosting?

GoDaddy VPS Hosting (with the exception of the Basic plan) includes up to three free dedicated IP addresses to use for custom applications, staging sites, email and other administration tasks.

  • Custom software and applications: If you’re running any custom software on your server then you might require a dedicated IP address. Some types of server software will require a dedicated IP in order to function properly.
  • Control Panel Management: Separate your sites and your control panel onto 2 different IP addresses for security and to isolate services.
  • Email deliverability: A dedicated IP protects your reputation and ensures your emails get delivered to their intended recipients. If you’re using domain-based email (i.e., you may potentially run into email delivery issues. (Please note: If you use a shared IP address with your email — with other users on the same shared IP address — you run a greater risk of your IP getting blocklisted or blocked.) 

Where are the servers located?

GoDaddy servers are located around the globe. Choose your server location during setup in North America, Europe or Asia-Pacific.

What is PCI compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS or PCI for short) designates security standards to protect cardholders’ credit card data. That means, entities that store, process or transmit credit card information are expected to be compliant to the standards in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.

How can I accept credit cards online?

Our hosting services are a great place to setup your online presence and product catalog. You can then work with a third-party provider to process payments on your behalf to keep credit cards off your server. Whichever path you choose, make sure to be informed of additional requirements to keep your business PCI compliant.

What are the additional requirements I should know about?

We recommend you work with your payment provider (e.g., PayPal Checkout, Square Online Checkout and Stripe Checkout) to understand any additional requirements for which you are responsible. If you’re using one of our PCI-certified products, we have a simplified checklist for you here.

Does VPS require a lot of technical knowledge?

Yes, VPS hosting is best suited for web developers and system administrators that have the technical knowledge to manage a server. VPS offers more power and flexibility than standard shared hosting, and with it comes more server management complexity. But for those looking for the power of VPS — and the simplicity of a standard cPanel experience to manage their sites — we recommend GoDaddy Web Hosting Plus.

Why should I choose VPS hosting from GoDaddy?

If you’re looking for credibility and stability in your VPS hosting provider, know that we’re the world’s #1 hosting provider. That means millions of people trust their sites and applications to GoDaddy. We offer high-performance KVM VPS hosting with flexible configurations for every budget, including automated weekly backups with scheduling and on-demand, monitoring, alert tools and expert support.

You also get to choose from Linux or Windows operating systems with optional control panels (cPanel/WHM or Plesk Obsidian Webhost Edition). And for those that don’t have the time or skill set to manage their server, we offer Fully Managed VPS hosting or one-time paid task-based services. 

Are backups included in VPS hosting plans?

Yes. All VPS hosting includes automated weekly snapshots so you can schedule backup time – or create a backup on demand.

What are the real advantages of using VPS hosting?

VPS hosting gives you high performance with an isolated environment where the CPU, RAM and storage is 100% dedicated and not shared with any other websites or apps. That, compared to shared hosting, usually results in higher performance and security along with more flexibility and control over the server. 
VPS hosting also offers higher resources and bandwidth/traffic than shared hosting, which can mean faster load times and unlimited traffic. A VPS also allows the admin more control over security hardening and is less vulnerable to hackers in comparison to shared hosting. With shared hosting, if a site gets hacked there’s a greater chance that other websites on the server will also be compromised. Conversely, due to virtual isolation, a hacked VPS on the same hardware, won’t affect surrounding VPS environments.

And with root access, there are no restrictions on the applications you install; you can access and edit the system files, settings and server logons.

How long does it take to provision my server?

Although the average time for us to provision your account will likely be mere minutes, it may take up to 24 hours or more. But, if you need your hosting right away, please call us and we'll do our best to speed things up.