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Feature Rich Low Cost VPS Servers

Pickaweb´s VPS give you root access

Root Access

All servers come with root access which puts you in complete control. Install & configure the apps you want & how you want them!

cPanel/WHM available on Pickaweb´s virtual private servers

cPanel & WHM Ready

Instant cPanel ready servers. Why wait when you can have a powerful, scalable virtual server ready in minutes!

Faster VPS for your websites

Seriously fast Servers

Choose from fast SAS or lightning fast SSD disks & as much RAM & CPU as you need - treat yourself to some serious power!

Pickaweb´s VPS are setup instantly

Instant Setup

Your server is set up instantly with the operating system & control panel you want in no time - less than 1 minute.

Upgrade your server anytime

Instant Upgrade

Need more RAM, CPU or disk space? Not a problem. They’re just a click away!

Pickaweb´s virtual servers are flexible

Total Flexibility

Customize your server - SAS or SSD , cPanel or Plesk , Linux , CentOS , Debian , or Ubuntu? It’s your choice!

High availability servers

High Availability

Our self-healing Cloud stores your data securely across several servers - downtime is a thing of the past.

Get an affordable VPS with Pickaweb

Low Cost VPS

Get a cheap VPS today. Powerful servers at very low prices.

Powerful Dell virtual servers

Enterprise Grade

Dell Servers, SAS & SSD disks, Tier III datacentre, 24x7 support - we've got you covered.

Pickaweb´s servers are based in the UK

UK-Based Datacentre

All of our servers are located in a State of the Art Datacentre in London.

Pickaweb offers 24x7 support

24 x 7 Support

Full 24 x 7 support by phone, chat & email. We’ll even manage your server if you want!

No long term contracts

No Contracts

We understand that you need the freedom & flexibility to try new ideas & that’s why we never ask you to commit to long contracts

Managed VPS Service

The Pickaweb team of server administrators can manage your virtual private server.

Server Management Service
£19.99 /mo
  • System Updates, Upgrades and Patches
  • Round the Clock Server Monitoring
  • 24x7 Support with any hosting account issues
  • Assistance with Application Installations

What Is The Difference Between A VPS And A Dedicated Server?

Virtual servers vs dedicated server

There are a number of differences between VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated servers. We will help you make an informed decision about whether to choose a VPS or a Dedicated Server.

Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

In recent years Virtual Private Servers, or VPS for short have become more popular than dedicated servers because they offer superior performance and more control than shared hosting whilst costing less than dedicated servers.

With VPS hosting, you share a number of physical resources such as disk space CPU and RAM on a physical server even though they are allocated specifically to you, but you still enjoy the freedom of having a private server, such as having your own control panel. This way, the overall CPU and memory are shared across all accounts on the machine, but at the same time portions of those resources are always dedicated to each account.

So with a VPS you have the power and control of a dedicated server but you have the added advantage of scalability too.

Dedicated Servers

A Dedicated Server is a physical server that is reserved for your sole use. Whereas a VPS shares hardware resources with other VPS instances, a Dedicated Server is completely isolated for your use only.

Its perfect for those who need the additional peace of mind that a secure servers brings as well as offering significant processing power for high resource demanding applications and websites. It ensures that third party activities do not affect your services.

Virtual Private Servers VS Dedicated Servers

When deciding which is the best web hosting package for you, it is important to weigh all the factors and then make the right choice for your business. Below is a general comparison between VPS and Dedicated Servers.

Flexibility And Scalability

VPS are extremely scalable with no downtime required to perform upgrades. Clients can self-provision their upgrade of hardware such as extra RAM, CPU or disk space.

On the other hand Dedicated servers do not scale the way a VPS can, especially a Cloud VPS which has huge potential for upward scaling. Dedicated servers are designed to provide a set amount of resources and the only realistic way of scaling their computing power is to add additional resources such as RAM modules or extra CPU units or even clustering the servers and balancing the load across multiple servers.

Also, it is worth noting that with a Dedicated Server you would need to over specify your requirements to take into account headroom for growth if you want to avoid downtime related to upgrades which would require an engineer to make the change.

Management And Reliability

In a Cloud VPS configuration a VPS is extremely reliable due to the fact that data is stored across several physical servers on the cloud.. In terms of cost this is the best option in terms of reliability and uptime.

To achieve similar reliability potential in a Dedicated Server would require additional hardware components namely additional hard drives, a RAID card to offer RAID capability and a dual power supply. This would require a physically larger, more powerful and ultimately more expensive server.


VPS are suitable for high traffic websites, small business owners, bloggers and everyone that needs the power of a dedicated server at a lower price.

If a VPS server cannot satisfy your needs due to your security requirements then a dedicated server is the best solution for you.


Dedicated servers are more physically secure than VPS hosting due to the fact that you are the only client using that server. That does not negate the need to be vigilant and ensure that your server is protected and secure.


VPS are higher cost compared to shared hosting but less compared to dedicated servers. In terms of value for money a VPS offers a compelling business case when issues such as scalability and high availability are factored in.

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Jonny Pathan

Pickaweb understood our problems from the get-go and recommended a package that would suit us as web designers. We had a VPS spun up in no time and were helped through the entire process. We were offered free migration and had Brad pretty much on stand by whilst we were getting used to our new VPS.

We’ve tested our virtual server with various speed testing tools and so far, it’s very quick indeed.

I would recommend Pickaweb and here’s why. It’s not because the server is fast or the response times are quick. It'’s because they listen to us and talk to us like humans. Simple, understandable, and helpful customer service… All we ever wanted.


Customer Testimonials

Excellent Support!

I have been using Pickaweb for many years. I started off with simple shared hosting then ran a dedicated server with them for many years. I changed over to a virtual private server to reduce costs as I am not currently developing.

I am always pleasantly surprised with the support that I occasionally call upon. They are always helpful and get the job done with minimal fuss.


Great Service!

One of the very best hosting companies about! I decided to look around for a UK-based hosting company following speed issues with my current provider. From day one I’ve found Pickaweb to be the fastest and just as importantly the most helpful hosting company I’ve ever dealt with.

Problems (generally my end) are dealt with quickly and efficiently I would recommend Pickaweb to anyone looking for fast, efficient and cost effective hosting, what more could you ask for?

David B.

Love the online chat!

I've been hosting with Pickaweb for a few years now. Have dealt with a couple of the pickaweb staff over their online chat, and they have never failed to fix any issues I may have.

Cracking company to get your hosting from.


Great fast service

Used live chat and the operator was very helpful and sorted things our quickly.

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VPS Hosting FAQs

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server, also known as a Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) and is a virtual machine as opposed to a physical dedicated server.
A virtual server is just like a normal server is used to host websites, but several ‘virtual’ servers can be hosted on the same physical server. It appears to the user as a dedicated server but is actually installed on a computer serving multiple Web sites. A single physical server can host several VPSs, each one with its own operating system (OS) that runs the hosting software for a particular user.
A VPS runs its own copy of an operating system, and customers have admin user access to that operating system instance, so they can install and use any software that runs on that operating system

There are numerous advantages to our vps platform, the most important being performance, resilience, flexibility, fast set up, lower cost & lower energy use.

    Because you are on a cloud infrastructure your server will have access to the full resources of our cloud. Whether you want extra RAM or CPU our Cloud servers are fast - seriously fast.

    Low Cost
    A VPS will cost less than a Dedicated Server whilst at the same time giving you more power and control. As there is zero manual intervention required from the hosting company the costs are lower. Also a VPS is a more efficient use of the Datacenter’s space and power resources. These are all important cost factors.

    Need more RAM or CPU? Or maybe you need more hard disk space. Or maybe you want to downgrade. It’s easy with a VPS hosting – you can upgrade on the spot and there’s no need for downtime.

    With a Dedicated Server there may be manual intervention required for changes or upgrades. This isn’t the case with a VPS server where you can make changes instantly yourself.

    You have the freedom to choose the operating system and software you want to install on the server. So, you have your own instances of all server applications such as Apache, PHP, and MySQL. If you need to customize your services, you can make changes to suit the server as required.

    Dedicated Resources
    On a VPS Server, you have dedicated amounts of RAM, CPU and Disk available to you at any time. Unlike shared hosting, there is no one else on your server that can utilize all the resources whenever you need.

    Faster Provisioning
    Need your VPS quickly? No need to wait around for hardware to be set up in the rack. You can spin a VPS up with your choice of Operating System in minutes rather than hours.

Maybe you’re a reseller, a developer, a web designer or you run a growing company & you know that you need power, control, flexibility to grow & a low monthly cost with no long term tie in. If that’s you then VPS hosting is the perfect choice.
One of the major advantages over shared hosting is that you have much more freedom over key settings such as PHP & Apache than you would if you were sharing a server with other users.
The real beauty of a cloud infrastructure is that you can try it out & experience some serious performance without committing yourself to the higher costs & longer term contract that a high spec dedicated server that offers these features would involve.
We can even manage your virtual server for you if you aren’t comfortable with that type of thing & we’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In a word; anything.
Maybe you have just one website or eCommerce store & you just want to give it a more powerful platform to ensure you give your visitors the best experience possible.
Or maybe you need to run resource hungry applications that require a more exotic configuration than is offered with a shared hosting service.
Whatever your requirement you can be sure that our servers can handle it.

With a managed service we would run all the server maintenance for you, so you do not have to worry.
With an unmanaged server you would need to do upgrades yourself.

With our virtual private servers you are in complete control via your control panel. Just login, select the plan that has the resources you want & you can upgrade instantly.
No waiting, no downtime, just instant access to the resources you need.

If you are not technical then you can use our managed service which you can order at any time & for a low monthly fee we will take care of the technical aspects & perform upgrades, security patches, etc. for you.
If you have some technical skills & are able to use SSH & run some basic configuration tasks then you should not have any issues.
Most of our customers will use a vps control panel such as cPanel which comes with cPanel WHM interface. This is the industry standard, market leading control panel for managing Linux servers.

If you are using cPanel already & you wish to migrate then you can use the cpanel Migration feature.
If you are an existing Pickaweb customer using cPanel or if you are new customer & you are not confident with this type of thing then we do offer a free migration service as long as we can check the files in advance & they are within reasonable limits. Just contact our support team & we will check everything with you before migrating your files.

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