Managed Virtual Private Servers – best in class, built on our UK based VMware infrastructure with SSD diskspace. All our VPS servers are fully managed and setup individually for each customer allowing them to be completely tailored to your specific application. catalyst2 support is all based in the UK, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Have a question? No problem, email us –

What does our Managed VPS service include?

cPanel or Plesk

CentOS or Windows

Stable web hosting

Fast SSD diskspace

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Hardware Firewalling & 7 Day Backups

Separate vLAN and Dedicated IPs

Free Migration

All prices are available monthly or yearly and are ex.VAT
Yearly Price£753.50£1,391.50£1,979.90£3,190.00£4,212.90
Offsite Backups7 day rolling file level7 day rolling file level7 day rolling file level7 day rolling file level7 day rolling file level
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What is a managed VPS server and how can it benefit you? 

A VPS is a virtual private server, and as the name suggests, is a versatile hosting solution that does not require physical equipment to run.

We specifically tailor your managed vps hosting to your precise needs (high user traffic rates, file-sharing sites, video-hosting etc.) so that you can be sure your site will function at its best. Once your server has been set up, it is then fully managed so that you can focus on running your site or business and we can make sure that your VPS is powering along at all times. Our high-calibre servers are UK based and make use of VMware virtual computing infrastructure, so you can be assured our managed VPS setups are supremely technically capable and versatile.

As an added bonus, the benefits are not limited to just you and your site users. Being virtual means that VPS networks use a fraction of the electricity that large physical servers require, which can easily take up an entire room. They are an ideal blend of efficiency, efficacy, and security.

Dedicated control

One of the downsides of shared web hosting is how negatively the performance of other sites can affect that of your own. A private server frees you from this worry completely, as now your site is independent of any others. Not only this, but it means that you have greater control over the server as it is solely yours – you can make changes without being hamstrung by the restrictive nature of a shared server.

Superior security 

In this day and age, personal and business data stored online are extremely valuable to everyone. But unfortunately, the double-edged sword of an interconnected world is that personal data has become a target for criminals that seek out the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in online defences.

After recent news stories about large-scale data breaches and the new GDPR legislation, visitors to your site are likely to be more vigilant about the security of their information. Security is an utmost priority of ours and should you decide to use our VPS hosting services, you can rest easy and know that your site will be protected by a variety of defensive measures.

Performance and practicality

Having a responsive and reliable website is instrumental as crashes and slow loading times will no doubt drive visitors away. All of our VPS packages are highly capable and dependable when it comes to factors such as bandwidth allowance, virtual CPU computing power, and RAM amongst others. You can find out the exact details in the breakdown of each package further on to decide which one suits your technical and budgetary requirements.

As well as offering you superior technical capabilities compared to shared hosting, having your own dedicated managed VPS solution can also save you headaches when it comes to maintenance and upkeep of your server.

Shared web hosting is susceptible to a domino effect – one outage can result in many more across the board. Equally, when a physical server malfunctions, repairs can be hugely costly and time-consuming.

But with us, your server will be in the capable hands of our technicians, making your sure your managed VPS hosting runs at optimum performance and that any outages are dealt with immediately. catalyst2 support is available 24/7, meaning that you will always receive expert assistance should any issue arise.

If you are unsure about whether a managed VPS setup is right for you, we have a variety of different hosting solutions of equal versatility and security which you can find more information for in the links below. Or why not chat with our support team to discuss your requirements and let us guide you to an ideal hosting setup.

Why choose UK VPS hosting?

Choosing the best VPS hosting provider

Your website needs the best host, but choosing between the range of hosting plans available can be tricky. You’ll need to think about budget, what you need, who offers the best reliability and security as well as future-proofing your business. Virtual private servers cover all of these elements, offering superior security compared to a shared plan. VPS hosting plans are also a more economical choice in comparison to dedicated server hosting. Here are our top three reasons to choose virtual private servers over other hosting plans:

• VPS servers are less expensive than dedicated server hosting
• VPS hosting can give you access to 24-hour customer support
• VPS hosting can be managed or unmanaged according to your needs

Top-quality service

VPS hosting offers many of the elements of dedicated server hosting, such as increased security, but without the hiked up costs. Plus, with a company like Catalyst2, you have the benefit of 24-hour customer service by phone or online.


Being able to choose a managed or unmanaged VPS hosting plan means you can tailor your service to be exactly what you need, depending on whether you like to be more hands-on, or want to let the focus fall to the experts, leaving you free to concentrate on the elements of your business that only you can do.

In your search for the best VPS hosting UK-wide, you’ve probably come across the terms managed and unmanaged. These two hosting plans offer varying levels of support, so how do you know which is the best option for you?

What is managed vs unmanaged VPS?

A VPS is a virtual private server that requires no physical hardware to host. One of the main benefits of using a managed VPS is the management support you get from the service provider, like our team at catalyst2, who will take care of server maintenance, software installations, backups, security and more.

On the contrary, an unmanaged VPS offers you a greater degree of independence in terms of server management. While your server remains hosted by our team, you handle the management of it yourself. Because your company functions far more independently and you have a greater degree of control over the server, this option is usually cheaper than a managed VPS.

Why opt for fully managed VPS hosting UK-wide?

A fully managed VPS is the best option for companies that are new to using a VPS or any other form of remotely hosted storage. A fully managed VPS means that you have a team of experts on hand to answer all of your queries and provide support with hosting and management. This includes setting up the server, monitoring it over the course of your contract and performing maintenance and optimisation to maximise its performance.

If you’re a busy company, fully-managed VPS server hosting may also be the most ideal service option for you. Allowing catalyst2 to handle all your server management needs means that you can focus on the more important day to day work at your business. Plus, if something goes wrong with your server, you know there’s an expert team on hand to deal with the problem, minimising downtime for your business and keeping your customers or clients happy.

How to get started with a managed VPS server

If you’re looking to get started with managed VPS hosting in the UK, get in touch with the catalyst2 team today to discuss your specific server needs and learn more about creating a bespoke managed VPS service for your business.