What technology does the TransIP VPS platform run on?
The VPS platform has been fully developed by TransIP. Your VPS is virtualized with KVM. This allows each VPS to have its own kernel and run on the hypervisor in a fully protected environment. The platform uses network storage and runs entirely on SSD. For more information, visit the VPS infrastructure page.
Ordering a VPS
You order a new VPS directly from the TransIP control panel or the VPS page. You can choose from 13 open source operating systems, Windows Server or three web control panels (Plesk, DirectAdmin or cPanel). VPSs with an open source OS are delivered immediately, the images from the web control panels and Windows Server complete the installation first before delivery.
You can always upgrade your VPS to a larger package. During this upgrade, all your data and settings are stored. You can easily start an upgrade from the control panel after which the upgrade is carried out during a reboot. For more information on how to upgrade a VPS, see the TransIP Knowledge Base.
Please note that VPSs cannot be downgraded. The reasons for this are explained in this article.
Backups are essential for every VPS. That is why we create an automatic backup of every TransIP VPS every four hours for free. Thanks to the nine backup locations, you can go back about a day and a half. These backups are stored on another server in the same availability zone as your VPS. In addition to these free backups, you can also expand your VPS with weekly backups and offsite backups. For more information, see the VPS backup page.
You can easily create a snapshot in the control panel. This allows you to create a backup of all data on your VPS. From the snapshot overview you restore a snapshot to the same or a different VPS in the time it takes to reboot the VPS.
A VPC is called a private network at TransIP. For information see the private network page.
You can set a TCP monitor for each IP address of your VPS in the control panel. We then automatically monitor the selected port(s) of your VPS. If one of the selected ports becomes unreachable, you will automatically receive a message by email and/or SMS.
What kind of software can I install on TransIP's VPSs?
With a TransIP VPS, you can choose from 13 open source operating systems or a Windows Server and three different web control panels. All server software that is suitable for these operating systems can be installed on a TransIP VPS. As with CloudVPS, it is not possible to use a nested virtualization.