Virtual Private Server Hosting (VPS)

Virtual Private Server hosting options are dedicated to customers requirements, but are cost-effective and easy to manage. Built exclusively on VMware and Dell hardware our VPS are reliable, fully managed and highly secure.


What is a VPS?

Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are servers built for and dedicated to one single client. That client can have as much control over their server as they wish, or avail of a range of a la carte management options from Tibus.

Tibus VPS are built on fully-clustered VMware platforms, on carrier-class Dell hardware.

Our VPS share physical hardware components with other Tibus VPS clients (e.g.server nodes and SAN). This makes them cost-effective and flexible. If you require dedicated hardware for your website or web application, you should instead consider Tibus' bare metal hosting services and private cloud services.

Engineered for reliability

1. Best software. Tibus VPS are fully functional servers based on VMware clusters. We do not offer the cheap multi-tenanted single server VPS offered elsewhere in the marketplace, as we believe that creates an unacceptable risk of failure for clients. The hardware that runs the Tibus VPS services is all completely fault-tolerant for robustness.

2. Best hardware. Tibus VPS run exclusively on carrier grade servers. We do not use cheap, unbranded or 'DIY' server hardware for our VPS - we use Gold-level supported Dell SANs and server hardware. This offers our clients peace of mind in terms of the hardware that powers their VPS.

3. Best data centres. Tibus chooses the best data centre in every market we operate in, despite the additional costs involved. We will never put our equipment in cheap hosting locations, as data centre quality is simply too important to hosting operations. We use only providers that are market leaders, providers that we know and trust.


Configuration and prices

  Recommended configuration Common alternate configurations Recommended configuration Common alternate configurations
Operating System Linux Ubuntu Debian, CentOS, RedHat, JBoss Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008
Web Server Apache NGinx IIS IIS, Tomcat
Database MySQL 5 MariaDB, Percona MS-SQL 2014 MS-SQL 2008, MS-SQL 2005
Languages PHP 5 JBOSS, Python
ASP .Net PHP 5
Processor Intel Xeon Intel Xeon Intel Xeon Intel Xeon
1Gbp/s un-metered port
1Gbp/s un-metered port 1Gbp/s un-metered port 1Gbp/s un-metered port
Storage 50GB 50GB 50GB 50GB
Daily back-ups

Anti-Virus software

FTP access

SSL Support

Technical Support: Unlimited phone and email

Set-up costs £50 / €65 £75 / €90
Monthly costs £60 / €85 £90 / €120


Optional extras

Additional Storage: 10GB packs, per month £10 / €13
Increased bandwidth: 250GB throughput, per month £10 / €13
More Processors: Each CPU, per month £10 / €13
Extra RAM: 1GB stick, per month £5 / €7
Database software: MS-SQL 2014 or 2008, per month £9 / €12


Management and support options

Tibus provides a range of management and support services for all its VPS clients. These are included in the service charges.

Tibus also offers a range of additional management and support options for clients that wish to have a more comprehensive managed service on their VPS.

Included in all VPS services Additional options (per month)
24x7 monitoring
Tailored web security management: £50 / €75
Anti-virus protection Proactive 24x7 monitoring & response: £90 recommended
Developer and other 3rd party liaison Customised Veeam based back-ups (offsite): £75 / €90
Daily back-ups Security patching, O/S updates and version control: £75 / €90
Firewall provision  

Where are VPS used by customers?

VPS are very flexible and they are the most common type of hosting service.

The below is a small sample of the types of client requirements for VPS.

  • Web design / development agencies that wish to host their own clients
  • Small businesses with security requirements
  • Online publishing
  • SaaS and e-business
  • E-commerce sites
  • Public sector websites

Engagement process

Every client situation is slightly different but the below illustrates a typical engagement process for VPS.

  1. Client contacts Tibus normally via email and describes the online initiative they want to deliver
  2. Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) exchanged if required
  3. Discuss current hosting arrangements with existing provider
  4. Examine intended audiences, expected visitors and usage
  5. Complete the migration plan and / or application build
  6. Service on-boarding and commissioning
  7. Handover to client

Lead times: 1-2 days

Transferring your VPS hosting from an existing provider

Transferring your server to Tibus is simple and straightforward.

You won’t encounter any downtime and if you prefer, Tibus will make all necessary technical changes on your behalf. We will pro-actively project-manage the process - offering you peace-of-mind and allowing you to get on with running your core business.

This transfer service is included within the set-up charge.


Technical support is unlimited and available in the way that you prefer.


All services are charged on a monthly subscription basis. Payment is in advance, normally via Direct Debit. All prices exclude VAT.