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Last reviewed Jun 14, 2014

Key features

  • MySQL
  • Linux
  • CentOS
  • VPS
  • Cloud
  • LAMP

User Reviews - Total: 1

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Solar VPS is a pretty small cloud server provider with decent support and features. Sometimes support isn't rapid fast and doesn't serve you well, but most of the time you get some decent support from them. Features are just what normal cloud server provider should offer.

Solar VPS does have Linux and Windows cloud servers and the prices are from $5 - $130 depending of the service you pick. They have server locations all over USA and the connections are great.

They offer you 24/7 support and monitoring if needed that I find really cool. If you need a SMS when your server goes down they will send one.

They offer you some great features like the cloud apps that can be installed by you with one click of a button.

I love it.

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Solar VPS

Solar VPS is a small cloud hosting provider who offers a straightforward VPS hosting solution that is fully customizable. They offer add-ons galore instead of complex, pre-arranged pricing packages.

Launched in 2005, Solar VPS now has more than 10,000 customers. They offer talented support staff with constant availability, a selection of operating systems and control panels, and their own management system.


Solar VPS has a dedicated team of knowledgeable support staff, with many testimonials acknowledging their level of service. The site has a knowledge base, ticketing system, and forums. Support can be reached via email, phone, or live chat.

You may contact the company's Help Desk directly via the Solar System management suite when you log into your account. Solar VPS also has active social media accounts available 24/7 where users can get help and updates.


Solar VPS offers only cloud VPS solutions with choice of operating system. Without dedicated servers or shared hosting plans, the feature set is refreshingly straightforward.

  • 100% network uptime guarantee
  • Constant, managed support
  • Solar System management
  • SolarRay monitoring
  • Unlimited* account and domains
  • FortressITX SAN cloud storage
  • Unmanaged; optional managed service extra
  • Webmail
  • SpamAssassin software
  • Tomcat(JSP) support
  • MySQL, MSSQL, and PostgreSQL Support
  • Xen powered
  • Choice of OS: Windows Server 2008, 2012, or CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, or Gentoo
  • Custom configuration when you order
  • Up to 16 GB memory, 160 GB disk space, 8 TB bandwidth, and 4 CPU cores
  • Additional CPU cores can be purchased after you’ve established an account
  • Plesk or cPanel available for additional fee
  • Single IP address, with up to 3 additional IP addresses for a fee
  • Softaculous add on with support for more than 250 scripts, including Drupal, Dolphin, OpenCart, and more

*When hosts describe anything as “unlimited,” it is typically boundless except in cases of abuse. A user may be charged a penalty or be required to subscribe to a more robust package if they are overburdening the servers.

The Solar System

  • Solar VPS own management suite
  • On-demand VM creation
  • Full DNS control
  • Linux and Windows templates in Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, and other popular scripts
  • One-click server start, stop, install, and reboot in console
  • SolarRay; constant uptime monitoring from four locations
  • Full access to support, management, and billing portal

Mission Control

  • Managed virtual server option
  • Choose to add with any Solar VPS configuration; additional fee applies
  • Three month contract minimum


  • No boilerplate pricing plans; choose what you need
  • Flexibility for growth
  • Personal service; access to robust support options ‘round the clock


  • No free trial period; cancel within 10 days
  • No money back guarantee
  • Managed service is extra
  • Scaling down disk space requires you to cancel current account and purchase new service

The Verdict

You will not find hundreds of pre-configured plans at Solar VPS, nor will you find dedicated servers or puzzling combinations of service. You will find just about all the options you could need for a cloud hosting solution. You can choose your own configuration, from operating system to control panel. In addition, you can select and pay only for the additional features you actually need, instead of an entire package full of features you don’t.

Solar VPS has very straightforward pricing, has managed hosting for those who need a little extra help, and offers excellent availability of support as a standard option. If you’re looking for customized support that adjusts to fit your needs and your budget, Solar VPS is a solid choice.

Last updated: 2017-07-30

Solar VPS Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Linux Cloud VPS CentOS Linux MySQL CloudLinux LAMP 20GB 2TB $5.00/month
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