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.
Focus your time managing your business by allowing us to manage your server

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:

Performance.

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.

Scalability.

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

Security.

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

$4.99

On sale - Save 37%

$7.99/mo when you renew4

Fully Managed

$99.99

On sale - Save 4%

$104.99/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
Support
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:

Ecommerce

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
$5.99 /mo

Renews Feb. 2026 for $9.99/mo ($359.64 total)

Windows Hosting

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

 

Starting at
$5.99 /mo

Renews Feb. 2026 for $9.99/mo ($359.64 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
$19.99 /mo

Renews Feb. 2025 for $34.99/mo ($839.76 total)

VPS Hosting

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

 

Starting at
$4.99 /mo

Renews Feb. 2026 for $4.99/mo ($179.64 total)

Dedicated Server

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

Starting at
$129.99 /mo

Renews Feb. 2025 for $169.99/mo ($4,079.76 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
$8.99 /mo

Renews Feb. 2024 for $9.99/mo ($119.88 total)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about VPS Hosting

What is VPS hosting and what are its benefits?

Virtual Private Server hosting (VPS hosting) is a dedicated hosting platform characterized by its high performance, isolated environment and CPU, RAM and storage being 100% dedicated (not shared with any other websites or apps). Unlike shared hosting, VPS hosting results in higher performance, security and more flexibility and control over the server.

Advantages of VPS hosting over shared hosting: 
Higher resources and bandwidth/traffic.
Faster load times and unlimited traffic. 
More admin control over security.
Less vulnerable to hackers. 

And with shared hosting, when a site gets hacked there’s a greater chance that other websites on the server will be compromised. But with VPS and its virtual isolation, a hacked VPS won’t affect surrounding VPS environments.

Plus, with root access, there are no restrictions on the applications you install. You get free reign to access and edit the system files, settings and server logons.

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 daily 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. 

What's the difference between Self Managed VPS Hosting and Fully Managed VPS Hosting? How do I decide which is best for me?

Self Managed VPS Hosting requires advanced technical know-how and basic understanding of Linux and the command line. From there, unmanaged VPS hosting plans allow you to configure and update VPS hosting to your exact preference.

Fully Managed VPS Hosting gives you access to a GoDaddy expert who will handle all the tech stuff, freeing up more time for you to focus on your business. It's a good fit for those who don't have the time or know-how to manage their own hosting but require the resources.

Does GoDaddy offer both Linux and Windows VPS Hosting?

Yes, GoDaddy VPS Hosting offers both Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu) and Windows server.

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., myemail@mydomain.com) 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.

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.