Self-Managed VPS and Managed VPS in Australia

VPS Hosting is a powerful hosting solution that you can configure exactly to your needs and easily upscale, giving you total control over your web or database environment.

In technical terms, a virtual private server or VPS is a physical server partitioned into multiple virtual servers, each being entirely isolated and with guaranteed resources. Get VPS Hosting and you will reap the benefits of having your own hosting resources at your fingertips without bearing the expense of a dedicated server.

In a high-security datacentre in Australia, our VPS Hosting comes with NVME storage for stability and security, heavy-duty defence against DDoS attacks and an easy-to-use remote console.

Whether you are operating a small to medium business, setting up an online store, building a portfolio or wanting to run third-party apps such as FilePro or MedicalDirector, get a Self-Managed VPS (also known as an Unmanaged VPS) or Managed VPS.

A Self-Managed VPS Lite or Self-Managed VPS Plus gives you full control over your container and root access to install the software or scripts you need. You can opt for either a Linux VPS, with add-on options including cPanel WHM, CloudLinux, LiteSpeed, back-up storage space and more, or Windows VPS which has Plesk and MSSQL.

If you don't have the in-house resources, confidence or time to manage your virtual private server, a Managed VPS is best for you.

Whether it’s Linux or Windows, Managed VPS plans can include initial server setup, constant monitoring, server maintenance, software installation, back-up configuration and more.

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  • Zen Hosting offers VPS Hosting Australia with optional CloudLinux

    Self-Managed VPS

    We manage the network and provide the hardware, while you use your tech know-how to configure, secure and update your VPS and manage server issues that arise.
  • With cPanel WHM, you can manage files and more on your cPanel VPS

    Managed VPS

    Our experts manage your VPS, letting you focus on your business. We’ll install software, monitor your VPS around the clock, keep it secure and troubleshoot network and server related problems. Contact us for a Managed VPS quote now.


  • Get NVME VPS in Australia for extra stability

    VPS in Australia with NVME storage for stability

    Take advantage of fast, reliable infrastructure with NVME storage that's securely housed in NextDC Perth, Sydney Equinix or other Australian datacentres.
  • VPS Australia from Zen Hosting with root access and remote control

    Root access & power remote control

    Root access allows administrator level log-on, while an easy-to-use remote console provides full control at your fingertips. The console lets you troubleshoot issues when other access methods aren't available, as well as reboot your VPS in Australia.
  • VPS Hosting in Australia with your choice of operating system

    Choice of operating systems

    Get our Australian VPS Hosting and be spoilt for choice, with a large range of operating systems, from Debian to Windows 2019, for deployment on offer.
  • Cheap cPanel VPS, Cloudlinux and Litespeed are optional

    Optional VPS add-ons including cPanel WHM

    A great range of optional extras lets you tailor your Linux or Windows VPS in Australia to your needs and budget. See the below FAQ for all the details.
  • Pay monthly or annually for VPS Hosting at Australian web host Zen Hosting, with optional Managed VPS Australia

    Cheap annual VPS Hosting

    Pay monthly via Mastercard, Visa, EFT or PayPal for Zen Hosting's VPS Hosting, or pay annually to receive a 5% discount.


  • Zen Hosting offers VPS Hosting Australia with optional CloudLinux

    CloudLinux with all-important account isolation

    This operating system lets you allocate a set of server resources to each web site on your VPS, so the performance of one doesn't affect another. It also enhances security, has a PHP version selector and stabilises database performance.
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    LiteSpeed Web Server for raw speed

    Faster than and supporting everything that Apache is renowned for, LiteSpeed is an ideal platform for WordPress, Joomla and Drupal web sites because it easily increases PHP performance and security.
  • With cPanel WHM, you can manage files and more on your cPanel VPS

    cPanel WHM on your VPS in Australia

    Popular control panel cPanel lets you manage web site files, MySQL databases, email accounts and more, while WHM is just what you need to handle hosting accounts on your Australian VPS easily and efficiently.
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    Installatron to install apps with ease

    Get one-click web app auto-installer Installatron with your VPS Hosting and you'll be able to instantly install and effortlessly manage web applications, such as blogs, photo galleries, forums, shops and more.


    Our team of technical experts provides fast and efficient 24/7 ticketing support to all hosting customers.

    If you purchase a VPS and opt for Management, you'll receive priority support.

    It's so thorough, reliable and helpful that it's trusted by everyone from tech novices to IT professionals across Australia. We're confident it will exceed your expectations too.

    We can have your Australian VPS set up in one business day but if you need it sooner, just let us know and we'll do our best to speed things up.

    If you opt for Management, we then configure and harden the system. Hardening is all about using tools and techniques to help make your service secure. Sound confusing? Take where you live, for example. The process of hardening can be compared to locking your home's doors and windows. Hardening also prevents resources from being wasted or consumed by unnecessary tasks.

    System hardening doesn't end there though; it's an ongoing process.

    If you get Management, software installation, backups and web site migration (moving your cPanel web site from another provider to our service in Australia) are included too.

    Server Management can be complicated and time consuming, especially if you're a tech novice. Zen Hosting's Management is much more comprehensive than you'll find elsewhere.

    Our qualified experts start by securing your system in Australia, then we proactively monitor its performance and health (this includes but is not limited to CPU usage and load), provide extensive support for system administration and technical issues, and perform software upgrades as necessary. We can also set up and take backups.

    When choosing a managed provider, keep in mind that not all hosts offer the same set of skills, practices and service. Zen Hosting's Management is optional and trusted by everyone from tech novices to IT professionals across Australia. Without Management, you're responsible for all the tasks that keep your system secure and running.

    Apart from Management, there is a range of high-performance software to choose from for your Australian Windows VPS including:

    Windows operating system
    The latest version of the Windows Server operating system is Windows Server 2019. It was officially released to the public on October 2, 2018.

    Plesk Obsidian control panel
    Plesk Obsidian is a powerful, easy-to-use platform that allows a server to be managed professionally and productivity. It has new security and monitoring tools and also promises a better user experience.

    SolidCP control panel
    SolidCP is a 100% open-source (and free) hosting control panel, which lets you manage all your services from a user-friendly web portal.

    MSSQL is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. There are many different editions of Microsoft MSSQL.

    Windows Defender
    Microsoft Server 2019's built-in anti-malware is called Windows Defender and it will help protect servers from viruses, spyware and other types of malware.

    Apart from Management, there is a range of high-performance software to choose from for your Australian Linux VPS including:

    cPanel WHM
    It’s easy to manage web site files, MySQL databases, email accounts and more with online control panel cPanel, while WHM lets you administer cPanel including the creation and suspension of cPanel accounts. A cPanel WHM installation is all part of our Managed service in Australia.

    cPanel recently changed their pricing structure to reflect the number of cPanel accounts on a VPS or Dedicated Server. A lot of people looked for an alternative and chose the DirectAdmin platform which, like cPanel, makes the administration of websites easier. You can opt to use cPanel on your system or DirectAdmin to keep costs down. We work with both. If you only have a handful of web sites, the DirectAdmin platform is a viable option.

    CloudLinux lets you take control of resources and boosts performance by ensuring resource usage spikes don’t cause a system crash. It also enhances security and has a PHP version selector. We can install and configure CloudLinux on Managed Servers in Australia.

    Replace Apache with LiteSpeed for faster page load times and WordPress acceleration.

    Softaculous or Installatron
    These auto software installers let you install software on your dedicated service in Australia at just the click of a button.

    You’ll want the latest kernel and security updates to help avoid system issues. KernelCare automatically applies these and there’s no need to reboot, which means no downtime.

    Imunify 360
    Imunify 360 is a strong defence against system attacks. It also makes it really easy to find threats and get rid of malware and viruses.

    This leading backup solution is just what you need for everything from a full cPanel account restore, file/folder restore, database restore and disaster recovery to backing up to multiple destinations. Our tech experts can set it up on VPS in Australia under Management.

    We have a nifty system for our servers that lets us keep an eye on everything from the availability of a critical web site to server health.

    Do you have special monitoring requirements for your web site? Just let us know for more information.

    Unlike many hosting companies, Zen Hosting isn't owned by an overseas conglomerate. We’re a proudly Australian business and you can rest assured that we’ll continue to provide top-notch service and affordable services for years to come.

    Also, our servers are in Australian datacentres on quality networks and we don't oversell them, so you won't experience any unnecessary slowdown.

    And we’re extremely proactive, going above and beyond to help customers. If difficult technical issues arise, we can get to the bottom of them fast. You'll be amazed by the quality and speed of our support team, who are genuinely passionate about web hosting and customer service.

    What is offered as part of Management varies from provider to provider.

    For example, with a managed linux VPS, some hosts won't assist you if there is an issue with a .htaccess file because they don't consider it to be part of server maintenance.

    An indication of the type of support your new hosting provider will provide may be how promptly and thoroughly they address your sales questions. So what are you waiting for? Put us to the test and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

    The VPS console in Zen Hosting’s Client Area allows remote access to a VPS even when it’s inaccessible.

    From here, you can perform reboots, shut-downs and access the HTML console. Or if you opt for a Managed VPS, our adept professionals will do it for you and more.

    We use the KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) virtualisation, which offers performance and reliability that is second to none.

    Each VPS is fully isolated with its own resources, so if another VPS on the server is ever under heavy load, it won't affect yours. Being private from others also means it’s secure.

    The environment can run either Linux or the Windows stack of software. If you choose the latter, you can bring your own Windows licence in the form of an ISO or we can provide one.

    It’s hard to compare virtual cores at different providers unless you know the hardware platform.

    We use Supermicro servers, which have a ton of processing power. If you’d like more information, just drop us a line.