Features Included in All Unmanaged Linux VPS Plans

1 Gbps Ports

Solid State Drives


99.9999% Uptime

Free Website Transfer

Custom ISO's

Friendliness Guarantee

Multiple Locations

Enterprise Firewall

Unmanaged Linux VPS Features

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Monitoring System

We offer a real-time monitoring service for all VPS Hosting plans whereby we proactively monitor your server and automatically open a support ticket for you in the event of a technical issue.

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Instant Scalability

Increase your server resources instantly by upgrading to the next tier of your Unmanaged Linux VPS plan! Upgrading is simple with Hostwinds, allowing you to scale your server based on your needs.

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Nightly Backups

Hostwinds automated nightly backups provide you with an easy way to ensure your Linux virtual private server's data is backed up. The system will backup all of the data to our object storage service. You can configure when these backups run and how long you wish to store the backups for. You also have complete control over the recovery process and can choose to restore an entire backup or select the individual files you need.

Our Cloud Portal Makes Managing Servers Easy

Every Hostwinds Linux VPS comes standard with a variety of additional tools and utilities for your convenience.

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Snapshots provide you with a great tool that allows you to take backups of your Linux VPS without any downtime. Depending on the Linux kernel version you are running, the snapshot will be consistent even with high IO and complex workloads such as with databases. You can also use snapshots as a template for launching new servers, making deploying a fleet of similar servers easy.

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Our firewalls stand between your Linux VPS and the rest of the internet. You can easily manage the rules for what traffic should be allowed to and from your Linux VPS. This firewall is implemented outside of your server's operating system environment, providing a much greater level of security than found with a standard Linux software firewall, which can be disabled maliciously or accidentally.

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If you need extra storage space for one of your Linux virtual private servers, then volumes could be a cost-effective way to add storage. They can easily be moved around between any of your servers, like a giant flash drive. They are perfect for low IOPs storage, such as storing large media assets.

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Load Balancers

You can easily place a load balancer in front of your Linux virtual private servers to distribute your application traffic between all of your servers. You can also set up health checks to automatically detect problems on your backing virtual private servers and route traffic to healthy servers.

Launch your Unmanaged Linux server on your favorite Linux distribution.





Launch your Unmanaged Linux server using our pre-configured applications.




ISP Manager

Open VPN


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Visual Composer

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Frequently Asked Questions about Unmanaged Linux VPS

What is an Unmanaged Linux VPS?

Hostwinds Unmanaged Linux VPS services come with full root access to your account and total control over your server configurations. This is a great way to save if you do not need any support for your services and feel comfortable monitoring and troubleshooting your server.

The low cost of these services allows you to save money. You still benefit from the enterprise infrastructure we have built. You are, however, expected to support yourself.

Unmanaged VPS services do not come with any technical, management, or administrative support.

Can I upgrade my unmanaged server to managed?

Hostwinds allows you to upgrade to Managed services at any time if you decide you require assistance or support for your Unmanaged VPS.

This can be done at any time through your server overview page in the Cloud Control Portal with the click of a button. Once your upgrade is complete, our team of experts can provide you with any technical, management, or administrative assistance that you may need.

What is the difference between Unmanaged Linux and Fully Managed Linux Servers?

A Fully Managed VPS comes with 24/7/365 support. In other words, if you make a request, we will do everything in our power to get the issue sorted out.

For example, suppose your server or application needs an update or patch. In that case, all you will need to do is open a support ticket and request that your system or application be updated, and we will assist you.

With a Hostwinds Unmanaged VPS plan, we will ensure your VPS can start up and is 'functional' with the power, networking, and connection between your server and Hostwinds so that you can perform any necessary actions on it.

Hostwinds will supply no other assistance or support.

Is there a benefit in ordering an Unmanaged Linux VPS with Hostwinds?

If you are a website developer, SAAS provider, Systems Administrator, or have your own cloud-ready business with an IT team already in place, Hostwinds Unmanaged Servers will have you set up and ready at an affordable price.

You will receive all the tools necessary to manage and configure your server to meet your unique needs, including full root access to the server, SSH access, and VNC.

Hostwinds Cloud Control also gives you everything you need to manage and configure your server as you see fit based on your unique requirements.

Should I buy Unmanaged or Managed Linux VPS from Hostwinds?

The choice is entirely up to you. Our goal is to give you as many options as possible, back the services we offer you with Enterprise Hardware and provide our services for the lowest price possible.

Our Unmanaged Linux VPS plans allow us to give clients who have experience monitoring and maintaining Virtual Private Servers more cost-effective plans.

Hostwinds Cloud Environment paired with the Hostwinds Cloud Portal gives our clients everything they need to manage and maintain a Linux VPS.

We created an abundance of packages we offer to ensure that our clients have many choices and are secure and successful no matter what.

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