Top 10 Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting Companies 2012

Rank Web Hosting Provider Core Specs Features
1 KnownHost RAM: 768 MB HDD: 40 GB
Bandwidth: 2 TB
Price: $35.00
Fully Managed,
2 Dedicated IPs,
cPanel/WHM/Plesk
2 Linode RAM: 512 MB HDD: 16 GB
Bandwidth: 200 Gb
Price: $19.95 /mo
Free & Easy Setup,
Pay month-to-month,
Additional IPs ($1 /mo)
3 ServInt RAM: 768 MB HDD: 50 GB
Bandwidth: 1 TB
Price: $49.00 /mo
Managed VPS,
No Setup Fee,
4 Dedicated IPs
4 Slicehost RAM: 512 MB HDD: 20 GB
Bandwidth: 300 GB
Price: $38.00
no setup fees,
1 Dedicated IP,
Additional IPs ($2 /mo)
5 Media Temple RAM: 512 MB HDD: 30 GB
Bandwidth: 1 TB
Price: $50.00
Free Plesk CP,
140+ Installable Apps
6 LiquidWeb RAM: 880 MB HDD: 75 GB
Bandwidth: 2 TB
Price: $60.00 /mo
Fully Managed,
Free CPanel/WHM,
1 IP Address Free
7 VPSLatch RAM: 768 MB HDD: 30 GB
Bandwidth: 1 TB
Price: $35.00 /mo
Managed VPS,
Free cPanel/WHM CP,
2 Dedicated IPs
8 Future Hosting RAM: 512 MB HDD: 20 GB
Bandwidth: 1 TB
Price: $32.92
Managed VPS,
2 Dedicated IPs,
cPanel/Plesk included
9 WiredTree RAM: 512 MB HDD: 40 GB
Bandwidth: 1 TB
Price: $49.00
Fully Managed,
4 Dedicated IPs,
cPanel/WHM included
10 modVPS RAM: 512 MB HDD: 25 GB
Bandwidth: 500 Gb
Price: $44.50
Fully Managed,
Free cPanel/WHM,
6 Dedicated IPs

What is a Virtual Private Server?

Vps hosting companies divide some of the server resources like Disk Space, Ram into virtual servers. But, some resources like cpu are shared with other clients. It operates like a dedicated server. Each vps can have its own operating system and can be rebooted independently of others. Clients have full administrative access to their section of the server. Each vps can use only allocated resources. It is less expensive than dedicated server.