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Not only can we fully manage your website we also  specialise in great value design services for individuals and businesses starting out online

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Our virtual private servers offer the ultimate flexibility when hosting or developing your business web applications.

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Hippo VPS - 55GB

Monthly Plan

£29.99
per month
£29.99 payable today
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Hippo VPS - 55GB

1 Year Plan (Save £48)

£25.99
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£311.88 payable today
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Hippo VPS - 55GB

3 Year Plan (Save £468)

£16.99
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£611.64 payable today
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Hippo VPS - 80GB (Popular)

Monthly Plan

£45.99
per month
£45.99 payable today
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Hippo VPS - 80GB (Popular)

1 Year Plan (Save £72)

£39.99
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Hippo VPS - 80GB (Popular)

3 Year Plan (Save £792)

£23.99
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£863.64 payable today
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Hippo VPS - 160GB

Monthly Plan

£79.99
per month
£79.99 payable today
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Hippo VPS - 160GB

1 Year Plan (Save £120)

£69.99
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Hippo VPS - 160GB

3 Year Plan (Save £1440)

£39.99
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£1439.64 payable today
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Hippo VPS - 320GB

Monthly Plan

£129.99
per month
£129.99 payable today
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Hippo Ultimate

1 Year Plan (Save £360)

£99.99
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£1199.88 payable today
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Hippo VPS - 320GB

3 year Plan (Save £1800)

£79.99
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£2879.64 payable today
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Suitable For:

Business Websites for Developer Applications that require greater installation flexibility.

Business application websites with growth in mind and who require backend operations to the server.

Larger scaled business applications or websites and gaming servers.

Larger organisations requiring multiple websites and application and flexibility.

Example Uses:

Developer Testing, Starter Gaming Servers, Small Applications, Custom Installations, Small Media Based Sites.

Production Applications, Growing Gaming Servers, Medium Applications, Hosted CRM Solutions, Medium Media Based Sites.

Pro Application Servers, Gaming Application Servers, large Applications, Scaled CRM Solutions, E-Learning Solutions, Large Media Sites.

High Performance Uses, gaming Development, Critical Applications, Scaled Business Solutions, large E-Learning Applications.

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50% Off Hippo Pro Emails

Free SSL Certificate

Free Migration

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Not Quite Right For You?

Take a look at our other hosting options.

 

Hippo Shared

Our great value shared hosting plans are the perfect way to get started online. Fast, reliable and secure, with a FREE domain name, email and SSL

Hippo Business Pro

The natural step when you outgrow our Hippo Shared Hosting. This managed platform, gives to VPS performance, without the hassle.

Hippo VPS

Our cloud based Virtual Private Servers (VPS), give you unrivalled performance and maximum flexibility to deploy any kind of web based application.

Web Designer Club

Our exclusive club  for Web Designers, Developers &  Agencies. Tailor your hosting requirements to your customer, and save up to 50% on our services. Plus loads of other great benefits.

Custom Installations For Your VPS?

You can choose from a range of operating systems or applications to be pre-installed on your VPS for a hassle free experience.
Alternatively you can choose a 'vanilla', and configure your server directly for your specifications.

 

Enjoy a hassle free installation of your required application from the huge list below, when you set up your server. Of course, if you are looking for something else, you can custom build your server, by just installing an operating system. Whilst many of the installations are free to install, some may require additional licensing from the vendor to enable full functionality.

Arch Linux

Operating System:  Arch Linux 2021.07.01 x64
Free Option

AzuraCast

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

CentOs Web panel

0Operating System:  CentOs 7 x64
Free Option

Chevereto

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Cloud Panel

Operating System:  Debian 10.10 x64
Free Option

Cloudron

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Cluster Control

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

cPanel

Operating System:  CentOs 7 x64
Paid Option

CyberPanel

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Docker

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64 or CentOS 7 x64
Free Option

Drupal

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x86
Free Option

Gitea

Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

GitLab

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x86
Free Option

Helpy Pro

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64 
Free Option

Incredible PBX 21

Operating System:  Debian 10
Free Option

Jelastic PaaS

Operating System: Centos 7 x64
Free Option

Jitsi

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x86
Free Option

Joomla

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

LAMP

Operating System:  CentOS 7 x64 or Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

LEMP

Operating System:  CentOS 7 x64 or Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Magento

Operating System:  Ubuntu 18.04 x86
Free Option

MediaWiki

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

MicroWeber

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Minecraft Server

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Nextcloud

Operating System:  Ubuntu 18.04 x64
Free Option

OpenLiteSpeed Django

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

OpenLiteSpeed NodeJS

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

OpenLiteSpeed Rails

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

OpenLiteSpeed Wordpress

Operating System:  Ubuntu 18.04 x64
Free Option

OpenVPN

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

ownCloud

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Plesk

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free & Paid Options

PrestaShop

Operating System:  Ubuntu 18.04 x64
Free Option

Pritunl

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

PyboxTech Med

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Restyaboard

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Options

Roxy-WI

Operating System:  CentOS 7 x64
Free Option

ServerWand

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Squidex

Operating System:  Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Option

Webmin

Operating System:  Centos 7 x64 or Ubuntu 20.04 x64
Free Options

WordPress

Operating System:  Ubuntu 18.04 x64
Free Option

Need a Custom VPS Server Installation?

A Hippo VPS is very customisable and you can pretty much develop it to suit any purpose you require, provided resources allow and it’s legal!

All our VPS instances are accessible via SSH, so they can be managed directly from the command line if necessary

Whilst we will ensure that the server is technically available at all times, Hipposerve is unable to support any third party or custom applications.

The Hippo VPS Hosting Process

We work with you to make the onboarding process of your Hippo VPS Hosting  as simple as possible.

Domain & Server

Configure Your Server

Choose Add Ons

Deploy & Launch

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Domain & Server

Before you can use a website or application on a Hippo VPS  you will need a domain name. You can use an existing one, transfer it to us, or buy a new one.

After this you need to select the Hippo VPS plan that is right for you.

To get some great advice on how to choose a great a plan suitable for your needs you can book a zoom or telephone call with us and one of our Hippo Helper team will be happy to assist you.

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Configure Your Hosting

During the ordering process you will need to configure your server.

Hostname:
This is the name of the server and usually matches your domain name with a bit extra at the front.

For example, if your domain name is happyheavyhippos.co.uk your host name could be:
harry.happyheavyhippos.co.uk.

Nameserver Prefix:

This is usually NS1 and NS2, and unless you specifically need something different, it is usually best to keep this as the default.

If you need any help configuring your server, feel free to contact our support team, on 0330 043 1502  or by using the support form below.

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Choose Add Ons

There are huge range of Operating Systems and applications that you can choose to be pre-installed on your server instance. Even if the application you want to choose isn’t in our list, you can always configure a bespoke server.

We also have backup facilities, managed website, server snapshots, alternative control panels advanced DDOS protection and additional SSL certificates available to purchase as options.

If you need any advice on these add ons just contact our support team, on 0330 043 1502  or by using the support form below.

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Deploy Site & Launch

Once your server is deployed you can setup your application to meet it’s requirements. Unfortunately Hipposerve is unable to support third party applications and you will have to reach out to the individual vendor for support.

We will however support you with all the technical aspects with regard to the running of your server instance.

Awesome Add-ons To Enhance Your Hippo Business Pro Hosting

Awesome Add-ons To Enhance Your Hippo VPS Solution

Datacenter Location

During the order process you can choose where you want your hosting to be located. It is always best to choose the site closest to your main website audience.

Automatic Backup

For ultimate peace of mind, the Automated Backup operation takes all the stress of out generating backups, allowing them to be restored with a few clicks.

SnapShot

Capture an image of your installation at a given time. This option is easy to use, and perfect for quickly restoring your whole installation or securing it before you make changes.

Advanced DDOS Protection

Add an additional layer of protection to keep your service online and operating normally even when they are the target of attacks. It stops attacks in minutes, making your website secure, with no decrease in speed.

Choice of Control Panels

All our Hippo Business Pro Plans come with the Plesk web control panel as standard. You can also choose to upgrade to cPanel, if you are more familiar with the features.

Choice of Control panel, OS and Application

There are a huge range of applications and operating systems to choose from, that are automatically installed during the server set up stage.

Shared Hosting
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Hippo VPS Hosting FAQ's

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions
What's the Difference between Hippo Business Pro and Hippo VPS

Both use the same VPS technology, but the Hippo VPS. Our Hippo VPS plans offer a more powerful range of solutions with much greater flexibility. Instead of just 2 control panel to choose from, there are a multitude of different applications and operating systems you can choose.

You can also build your own fully bespoke server and application, so it's great for developers.

Is a Hippo VPS setup instantly?

Unlike shared hosting, there is a little bit of work we need to do our end in order to provision your Hippo VPS. The time this takes depends on the options you have chosen on your account. We can usually have your account ready for action in between 4-12 hours, and we will keep you fully informed of the process.

Will I need a domain name for my Hippo VPS?

Yes, in order for people to be able to find your website or online application you will need a domain name. The good news is you can get a FREE domain name (certain TLD's only) for one year. (See our T&C's for full details)

What will the hostname be for my Hippo VPS?

The host name of your VPS is totally up to you. When you purchase the server you may well buy a new domain name, or transfer an existing one to us. After this, when you start to configure your server options you will be asked to assign the host name.

Most customers use subdomains such as server1.chosendomain.com or alpha.chosendomain.com. These sub domains are up to you.

Your name servers will often share the same domain as your host name meaning they would be ns1.chosendomain.com and ns2.chosendomain.com.

Don't worry if this all sounds complicated. Our Hippo Helper team will take of this for you!

What control panels does the Hippo VPS come with?

You can choose to use a control panel to administer your application, or manage your server directly without one, if you have the knowledge and expertise.

 

 

 

Does my Hippo VPS come with SSH access?

Yes, your VPS comes with complete root SSH access. You can also access the command line from the KVM in the customer portal.

This is used at your own risk and we recommend you backup your server instance before using the SSH terminal.

 

 

Do I need to have knowledge setting up servers to use a VPS.

Unlike our business pro account, setting up a VPS is a bit more involved. You will need to have some knowledge of web servers in order to administer it effectively.

Whilst we look after all the technical aspects of the server, this is not a managed service and you are entirely responsible for the installed content and its operation.

 

 

Can I host adult content on my Hippo VPS?

No, Hipposerve  has a very strict, zero tolerance adult hosting policy. We do not allow any content that could be considered adult or X rated.

Please check your Acceptable Use Policy for full details of prohibited content.

What happens if I use up all of my storage space?

First of all, this is very unlikely as all our plans have generous storage space.

As you run out of disk space your VPS will not be able to complete all it’s tasks properly and you will start to get errors.

Don't worry though, you can always upgrade to a service with more storage space, and in some instances, you can add extra space.

Just contact our support team here and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.

 

Do you offer a backup service?

Yes. During the sign-up process you’ll be able to order back up services for your server.

We will automatically back up everything once a day and these can be restored by contacting our support team, who can get you up and running.

If you do not choose a backup option, it is up to you to secure your data, or you can purchase one of our Hippo Care Plans and we will mange this for you.

What billing cycles do you offer?

On most of our products we offer monthly, annual or 3 year billing cycles.

In most cases, the longer the billing cycle, the more money you save.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, direct debit and more than 50 different cryptocurrency coins. 

We are also able to accept BACS payments by arrangement for annual or 3 yearly billing cycles only.

Can I resell my Hippo VPS space?

Whilst you can use these VPS services for any legal purpose we also offer specific hosting plans for web designers and developers who want to publish more than one website.

Significant savings can be had by signing up to one of these packages.

The more sites you add, the cheaper each site becomes!

We also take care of all the techie work, so you can get on with your design business

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Highly Recommended!

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"Highly Recommended! I cannot stress enough how good Hipposeve are, I've transferred my businesses hosting, email, etc over to them, I've recommended them to my clients and my clients have transferred to them, no problem is an issue and it's sorted in super time. Excellent Customer Service."

Adam Payne - TCMUK

 

A Great Customer Experience

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"The work requested was completed by Hipposerve very quickly and a totally different experience compared to my previous host. If you are looking to renew your hosting, maybe looking to update your website or even starting out then I can highly recommend Hipposerve. Thank you to the team at Hipposerve for a great customer experience."

John Fogarty - JPF First Aid

 

Thanks for Your Help

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"Hipposerve have been fantastic at helping me with my client projects. His hosting service is excellent, but his customer service is world-class! Thanks for all your help. I look forward to working with you regularly."

Will Stogdale - Boost Deisgn

 

Restored My Faith in Web Hosting

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"Hipposerve simply took away all the hassle I was expecting with transferring my domain names. I have had some awful experience with other well known companies, but this friendly Hippo has restored my faith in hosting my own domain name. The service is excellent, and the transfer couldn't have been easier or more straight forward. Thanks so much."

Steven Charman - Action Coach

 

Outstanding Service

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"I am the chairman of a small charity. Hipposerve advertise that they host charity websites for free so, having designed a website myself, I contacted Hipposerve and this was confirmed. Our charity has had to pay for nothing but the domain we chose to use. The service I have received from Hipposerve has been outstanding. The website I had designed needed to be transferred to the WordPress platform. This was done by Hipposerve absolutely free-of-charge and the website became live within two days of ordering the domain. My contact at Hipposerve has been quick to respond to email enquiries and has provided as much help as one could possibly expect. Who could ask for more?"

Michael Gaukroger - Ventnor Enhancement Fund

 

It's a Pleasure to Work with Hipposerve

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"I know nothing about hosting or codes, and with Hippo, I didn't need to learn it at all! Jason advised me which hosting would be the most ideal for my business, gave me great tips on how to improve the speed of my website and took care of all the setup. I didn't have to worry about a thing as the whole process was swift and straightforward. I would not hesitate to recommend Hipposerve to anyone!"

Sara Tomaszewska - Little Media Agency

 

Great Support

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"The best thing about Hipposerve is they don't just sell you hosting and leave you to it. They actually help you personally get your website started, and offer support in the on going updating and maintenance. It really was helpful and was great support to get going as this was my first website."

Edward Glover - Expert Voice Coach

 

Easy to Setup

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"I didn't know anything about setting up a website. Once I bought my package I contacted customer support and they were able to guide me through the process of creating my website with their web builder. I am really pleased with the result."

Sasha Hollis - Great and Small Antiques

 

Fast and Reliable

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"I run a small voice over company, it's more of a hobby rather than a business and I needed somewhere to host it that was fast and reliable. My existing provider, actually one of the 'big players', was charging me a fortune with a slow service and substandard support. Hipposerve's support has been brilliant, and to top it all, I am paying less!"

Jamie Dione - Voice Over Artist

 

Far Superior

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"I had 54 email addresses with over 25,000 emails (nearly 20GB of data) that I wanted to transfer. Hipposerve worked with me to set the best possible transfer date, when things would be quiet and they worked through the night to ensure that everything was up and running by Monday morning. The new email system is far superior to our old one too. Thank you for your support"

Craig Blackford - Event Organiser

 

Found My Problem and Fixed it Quickly

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"My website was running slowly and there were a few errors appearing on the pages. I contacted Hipposerve to use the Web Doctor service. The support I received was really great. They found the problem and fixed it quickly. Now my site is flying"

Simon West - Online Fishing Shop

 

Great Advice

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"What great advice I received. I wanted a to host my small Theatre Website which sells tickets via a small e-commerce platform. It's nothing fancy, but on occasions has quite a lot of traffic.  The guys at Hipposerve were able to point me to the correct package to suit my needs, without breaking the bank."

Sue Blake - My Little Theatre

 

The Guys at Hipposerve were Great

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"Transferring from one web host to another can be a real headache. The guys at Hipposerve were great and helped me conduct a free transfer, ensuring minimum downtime for my site and other services. They also transferred my email, and aside for waiting for a few hours for DNS propagation, all went well. Thank you!"

Cory Langan - Go Travel Online

 

Solved my Issue in 15 Minutes!

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"I have used Hipposerve for a number of years now and one thing that stands out is the level of support they offer. Nothing has gone wrong, but when I was unable to use a particular service, they answered my support ticket, and solved my issue within 15 minutes.!"

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