How Do I Access the Private Networking Feature?

What is Private Networking?

Private Networking is an optional extension to the functionality of Contabo’s Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS) allowing the enabled instances in the same Contabo location to communicate within a private network. The maximum network size is /22, which provides a maximum of 1024 addresses and a server can be added to multiple private networks at the same time. 


The Private Networking feature is available to servers in all regions but private networks can only be created in one region at a time. Only instances in the same data center can be added to a private network.


Instances within the same private network get assigned private IP addresses and communications in between them is limited to this private network.


How can I buy the Private Networking feature for a new Contabo server?

  1. Go to the Contabo website.
  2. Select the VPS or VDS you would like to buy.
  3. You should be taken to the "Configure your VPS/VDS" page. Configure your VPS/VDS as you would like.
  4. You should see a section called "Networking". Set the dropdown "Private Networking" to "Private Networking Enabled".
  5. Complete you purchase of your new Contabo server. 

How Can I buy the Private Networking feature for an existing VPS or VDS?

  1. Log in to the Contabo Control Panel.
  2. Click "Private Networking" from the blue "control panel" section on the left hand side of the page.
  3. Click the "Create new Private Network" button.
  4. Select the region from the "Region" dropdown.
  5. Select the server you would like to buy the Private Networking feature for.
  6. Click the "Continue" button.
  7. You will be shown how much you will need to pay for the Private Networking feature monthly. Once you're happy click the "Order and Pay to continue".

How do I get access to the Private Networking features?

After buying the Private Networking add-on for a Contabo instance, the features are directly available in the Contabo Control Panel. Just click "Private Networking" from the blue "control panel" section on the left hand side of the page and you should be able to setup your Private Network.


What are the benefits I get from an instance with Private Networking enabled?

  • Secure communications between Contabo instances within the same location – connect multiple Cloud VPS / Cloud VDS through a private network to enable secure data transfer between them.
  • Auto-assigned private IP addresses for effortless configuration – just choose the regarding Cloud VPS / Cloud VDS and private network, we'll do the rest, no manual choosing network sizes / masks or manual private IP configuration.

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Modified on 06 Jun 2024

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