Virtual Private Server


Virtual Private Servers are delivered on our high-availability, high-performance CloudStack-based KVM platform. The platform is built on open source KVM hypervisors, combined with fast network-attached storage. Hardware failure on a hardware node will cause the Virtual Server instance to restart on a different node, minimizing downtime.



Leaseweb supports a number of Linux distributions, as well as various Windows and BSD operating systems on Virtual Servers as well as various Control Panels. 

Operating system

Leaseweb installs a basic version of the operating system of your choice, with SSH or RDP enabled for remote access. We also install some additional scripts to enable certain functionality like i.e. enable resetting your instance password.  You can reset the password of your instance yourself from the Leaseweb Customer Portal. For detailed information on the availability of various versions of operating systems for Virtual Servers from Leaseweb, please refer to the article on operating systems.

Control panels

Control panels are available for "M" package Virtual Servers or higher. This due to the memory needs of Control Panels which require at least 2 GB of RAM. Please note that not all control panels are compatible with all operating systems, some combinations are therefor excluded. The available combinations can be found on our product configuration page under the software header. For more information, please refer to the article on control panels


All virtual servers are connected to our state-of-the-art network. For more information about network, please visit the Leaseweb website.

Data traffic

Leaseweb offers the following data traffic packages (free of cost) based on the virtual server pack you select:

Server PackData Traffic (Included)
gp micro4 TB
gp xsmall6 TB
gp small8 TB
gp medium8 TB
gp large10 TB
gp xlarge10 TB
gp 2xlarge15 TB

On top of the free data traffic package, it is possible to configure additional data traffic for your virtual server during the checkout process. 

Traffic restrictions

We apply some traffic restrictions to provide you with a better virtual server network isolation, such as:

  • blocking traffic from IP addresses not belonging to the virtual server
  • blocking broadcast/multicast traffic types between virtual servers in the same subnet


Leaseweb offers free Basic Firewall functionality as a feature for virtual server to provide basic filtering functionality. For more information on free Basic Firewall, refer to the article on firewall.

IP addresses

Virtual servers get 1 public IPv4 address. You cannot obtain additional IPv4 addresses for Virtual Servers. For more information, refer to the article on IP addresses. It is possible to request for IPv6 addresses for free, we assign a /112. For information about obtaining IPv6 addresses for your virtual server, refer to the article on IPv6

Network types

Leaseweb offers Volume  network for your virtual servers. The Volume network offers one or more default Tier1 transit provider and selected peering connections. Volume network  is engineered to provide a cost-efficient solution to high bandwidth needs. For more information on the network types and the network type availability matrix, refer to the article on network types.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

To keep your server connected 24/7, Leaseweb's Basic Service Level Agreement is provided at no additional charge. For additional support, there are multiple levels of SLAs. For further information, refer to the article on Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Ordering a VPS

To order a VPS, go to the Virtual Private Server page on

As a existing customer, you can also order through the Customer Portal by going to the VPS page and clicking on the Add Virtual Private Server button. 

Please note that the button could redirect you to the website in case you are a new customer without any services. Further, ordering through the Customer Portal limits you to the data centers for that entity only. 

Upgrades and downgrades for VPS

In the Customer Portal, you can request an upgrade for the Virtual Private Server by clicking the Upgrade button next to your Server Type (that is displayed under Technical details under the Server Information tab). Please be aware to select the correct entity the VPS is running in.

Upgrade/downgrade matrix:


Virtual Private ServerYesNo

Downgrading is currently not supported because it is technically not possible to reduce your VPS volume. In case you want a smaller VPS, you will need to order a new one and cancel the existing contract.

Delivery time

An order placed through the website is first verified by us over phone. This is a one-time verification process applicable only for your first order. Once verified, the order will be delivered, fully automated, within 24 hours. 

Virtual Private Server APIs

The Virtual Private Server APIs provide you the ability to control each virtual server that you have at Leaseweb. Using APIs, you will be able to list your virtual servers, retrieve information, power on and off, reboot, reinstall, and retrieve administrative information from all of your virtual servers. 

Check out the complete list of VPS APIs.

Frequently asked questions about Virtual Private Servers

FAQ: How do I prevent my Windows VPS from changing the date back to UTC zone?

Perform the following steps to retain your configured timezone and prevent your Windows VPS server from changing the timezone back to UTC:

  1. Click the Windows button on the bottom-left corner of your screen, type regedit and press Enter 

  2. Navigate to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation

  3. Create new DWORD (32-bit) Value if it doesn't already exist, and name it RealTimeIsUniversal

  4. Double click the name, and set its value to 1 (Hexadecimal)

  5. Reboot the server

FAQ: Which virtualization technology is used? 

Leaseweb CloudStack uses KVM virtualization to spawn instances/virtual machines.The Leaseweb platforms are built on KVM hypervisors based mainly on Ubuntu operating systems and even some CentOS Hypervisors.

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