mANAGED Linux vps

These packages are suitable for:

Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) with a WordPress or Custom (PHP) site and company Emails, seeking dedicated resources for mission critical applications, while requiring management of server software, updates and security as well as day-to-day administrative tasks.

A VPS, often reffered to as a VM or virtual machine;

  • means your applications will be hosted on a DEDICATED virtual private server.
  • with its own public IP address, OS, CPU, memory and storage, all dedicated to your environment.
  • benefits include scalability, speed and control.  This is the perfect solution, not only for resource intensive sites, but ideal for hosting your own virtual mail server.
  • let us take care of the server maintenance, updates and security as well as management of your hosting space.

SELF-MANAGED

MANAGED

VPS STARTER

R199PM*

14-Day Money Back

Includes all standard features
+
25 GB

1 vCPU
1 Gb RAM

500Gb Bandwidth

Full monthly backups

VPS ENTRY

R359PM*

14-Day Money Back

Includes all standard features
+
50 GB

2 vCPU
2 GB RAM

1TB Bandwidth

Full monthly backups

VPS STANDARD

R679PM*

14-Day Money Back

Includes all standard features
+
125 GB

4 vCPU
4 GB RAM

2TB Bandwidth

Full monthly backups

2 x Support requests PM

3 x Support requests PM

5 x Support requests PM

UP TO 15 MINUTES EACH
OR PART THEREOF
R295 P/M

UP TO 15 MINUTES EACH
OR PART THEREOF
R425 P/M

UP TO 15 MINUTES EACH
OR PART THEREOF
R695 P/M

VPS Storage can not be downgraded | Client hosting space is managed | All Prices Include VAT | *The monthly price shown excludes panel license and management fee

Standard features included in all our hosting packages

All the benefits of KVM virtualization, including snapshots and private networking.

You get a 14-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

Super-fast SuperMicro hardware, SSD storage and raid caching

Dedicated Resources

99.9% Uptime

No Overselling

Monthly Backups

DirectAdmin License Management

Super Fast SSD storage

14-Day money back

Email & Ticket support

24/7 Monitoring

FREE Let's Encrypt SSL

CentOS 7

Brute Attack protection

IPv4 & IPv6 Connectivity

DirectAdmin License @ R100pm

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Serious-ly Cool Features

Hypervisor Technology

KVM Virtualization

Snapshots

VPS Management

Full Weekly Backup

Server Technology

SuperMicro hardware

Raid 100 SSD with caching

Gb External Network

Samsung Enterprise SSD hard drives

99.9% uptime

10 GBit Internal Network

VM Panel Software

AMD EPYC Platform

Dynamic disk expansion

Dedicated IP

Other

DDOS prevention

Support included

24/7 monitoring

Traffic Overage R1/Gb

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Managed Server Notes

Please read these important notes to familiarize yourself with the server management terms:

  1. When selecting this option, you agree that Serious.host will fully manage your VPS server and that only Serious.host and it’s support team will have access to your VPS.
  2. Serious.host will provide you with all the credentials (usernames and passwords) required to manage your website(s) and Emails via a browser or 3rd party mail client.
  3. Hosting fees exclude server license and support management cost.
  4. Troubleshooting 3rd Party Web-and Email applications may incur additional costs.
  5. Management of the client hosting space excludes any updates to websites, whether content related or pertaining to, although not limited to site security.
  6. Support hours are not transferable from one month to the next and thererfore expire at the end of every month if not used.
  7. Once alloted support requests have been depleted, ad-hoc fee of R150.00 (incl VAT) will be charged per request.
  8. Even though Serious.host will take the utmost caution while managing your VPS server, we will not be held liable for any security breaches.

frequently asked questions

Please explain dedicated hosting on a VPS

VPS hosting is when you have your own dedicated hosting environment. You do not share you space or resources with anyone else and have full control over your all aspects of your server space. You have massive growth potential with blistering speed!

What is a VPS?

A VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and all it really is, is a complete Linux/Windows Operating System with its own RAM, CPU and disk space. Basically, a complete server, but not a physical thing. Think of a very big physical server that is divided into smaller sections. (Each represented as a VPS)

Do I get my own IP Address?

Yes. Each VPS is issued a dedicated public IP Address. More addresses may be requested from the VPS team.

What is a hypervisor?

A hypervisor in this context represents the container or owner of the VPS instances. Basically, the software / hardware combination that manages the virtual private servers.

What's KVM

KVM is the name given for the Server Virtualization technology. It is the encapsulation of a virtualization product and offers a high level of security.

What Linux distribution do you offer?

We currently provide CentoOS 7. 

How much of the space is allocated towards the OS?

CentOS takes up approximately 7Gb of the server’s total space and will have to be taken into consideration when calculating the amount of users that can sign up.

Do you manage the VPS?

Yes, We are responsible for  management of server software, host panel security and updates, while also managing your hosting space.
You are therefore not provided with end-user access when selecting this option to ensure that we are the only “admins” that have access to your hosting space.
Hosting fees exclude server license and support management package.
Troubleshooting 3rd Party Web-and Email applications may incur additional costs.

What software is pre-loaded?

The VPS is pre-loaded with CentOS.

What about Hosting Panel Software in my VPS?

Direct Admin host panel is installed, allowing you immediate access to manage your mail accounts, domain DNS and websites.

What do YOU backup?

We backup the full server / VM weekly.
Restore of the VM, requires you to log a ticket.

Can I upgrade and downgrade my VM?

You may upgrade your VM anytime and reclaim the additional resources.  Downgrading VPS storage is unfortunately not possible.

What is a snapshot?

Our VPS Hosting panel has the feature to take a snapshot of your server at a point in time. This allows you to make changes to the system and if you are not happy with the result, you may rollback to that point in time. Or commit the changes. All while the server is running.

Do I get my own IP Address?

Yes. Each VPS is issued a dedicated public IP Address. More addresses may be requested from the VPS team. 

What is a VPS?

A VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and all it really is, is a complete Linux/Windows Operating System with its own RAM, CPU and disk space. Basically, a complete server, but not a physical thing. Think of a very big physical server that is divided into smaller sections. (Each represented as a VPS)

What is a hypervisor?

A hypervisor in this context represents the container or owner of the VPS instances. Basically, the software / hardware combination that manages the virtual private servers.

What's KVM

KVM is the name given for the Server Virtualization technology. It is the encapsulation of a virtualization product and offers a high level of security.

What Linux distribution to you offer?

We currently provide Cento OS7. Other major distro’s welcome.

Please explain dedicated hosting on a VPS

VPS hosting is when you have your own dedicated hosting environment. You do not share you space or resources with anyone else and have full control over your all aspects of your server space. You have massive growth potential with blistering speed!

Do you manage the VPS?

No. You are provided full root access for self-management, unless you opt in for support. Please contact us for more details about support on demand.

What software is pre-loaded?

We pre-load the Linux distribution that you need.

What about Hosting Panel Software in my VPS?

We do not provide hosting panel software for your VPS. It is a clean Linux installation.  Please contact us should you wish to opt in for support on demand.

What do YOU backup?

We backup the full server / VM weekly.
Restore of the VM, requires you to log a ticket.

Can I upgrade and downgrade my VM?

You may upgrade your VM anytime and reclaim the additional resources.  Downgrading VPS storage is unfortunately not possible.

What is a snapshot?

Our VPS Hosting panel has the feature to take a snapshot of your server at a point in time. This allows you to make changes to the system and if you are not happy with the result, you may rollback to that point in time. Or commit the changes. All while the server is running.