You're an experienced developer who wants full control over your environment. We're giving it to you! You get root access so you're able to access and edit all of your server's files! You get to choose your Linux OS and can even re-load your server with a new operating system on demand! You also get boot, shutdown and reboot control. Now we're talking about serious hosting!
When you subscribe to our dedicated server package, you will also be eligible for our (1) OEM Name Server service - you will have your own NS1 and NS2 nameservers; (2) OEM SMTP/POP3 Mail service - you will also have your own mailservers - as if you were an independent Internet Service Provider. This is included in the package and is totally FREE of charge.
A dedicated hosting service or a dedicated server is a service in which an entire server box is allocated for the exclusive use of a single customer and not shared like other hosting products. Unlike a Virtual Private Server (VPS), the client using a dedicated server will have full access to CPU and RAM resources of the box. It is ideal for customers who run high performance websites.
While most hosts offer between 5TB and 15TB of bandwidth, which is plenty sufficient for most customers, HostGator scales its dedicated plan all the way to 25TB of data transferred between your site, visitors, and the internet. A2 Hosting offers unlimited storage and bandwidth on what the company calls a semi-dedicated server, which is basically a souped-up and more expensive shared plan for those who need more resources but aren’t quite ready to take the leap to dedicated servers.
Lunarpages Hosting plans give businesses the web solutions they need to expand their operations and increase online authority. Lunarpages offers three different plans to choose from, as well as customizable solutions for webmasters with higher needs. Choose from our Linux or Windows packages or our all-new Octa-Core plan for higher resources and greater control of your dedicated server. All Lunarpages dedicated server plans come with priority 24-hour support to keep your needs met.
In the next step, go to Software Selection menu. There, you will find a list of some predefined base environments for your system. You can choose to install a graphical desktop environment, such as Gnome, KDE Plasma or Creative Workstation, or you can choose to install a custom server installation, such as Web server, Compute Node, Virtualization host, Infrastructure server, Server with a graphical interface or File and Print Server.
Unlike a shared server, which powers multiple sites, a dedicated server hosts just one site. Website stability and reliability are the twin benefits of investing in a dedicated server—your site leverages a server's full CPU, RAM, and storage resources, as it doesn't share them with other sites. You shouldn't underestimate the importance of these benefits in terms of site speed and reliability.
Sometimes it is just best to keep things simple by getting quickly deployed bare metal hardware with direct access to all the server resources, which gives you full control and flexibility. This will allow you to have your own virtualization layer, such as Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) or Xen or to build the optimal software stack you need for your application, with direct hardware access.
Our standard CentOS dedicated server platform is a high-performance, 1U or 2U high Supermicro chassis with your choice of processors such as Intel Dual-core and single or dual Intel Xeon. We have dedicated servers available from 4GB of RAM to 512GB of RAM. All of our dedicated servers have switched 1Gbps (1Gbit) Ethernet connections. Customized configurations are available with larger amounts of RAM or 10Gbits network. We can also colocate your provided hardware. Other dedicated server hardware configurations are available.
Throughout most of the 1990's, tech pundits, largely unaware of Linux's potential, dismissed it as a computer hobbyist project, unsuitable for the general public's computing needs. Through the efforts of developers of desktop management systems such as KDE and GNOME, office suite project OpenOffice.org and the Mozilla web browser project, to name only a few, there are now a wide range of applications that run on Linux and it can be used by anyone regardless of his/her knowledge of computers. Those curious to see the capabilities of Linux can download a live CD version called Knoppix . It comes with everything you might need to carry out day-to-day tasks on the computer and it needs no installation. It will run from a CD in a computer capable of booting from the CD drive. Those choosing to continue using Linux can find a variety of versions or "distributions" of Linux that are easy to install, configure and use. Information on these products is available in our distribution section and can be found by selecting the mainstream/general public category.
Servers with the Windows operating system installed typically support only Windows or Microsoft-based technologies, including ASP.NET, MSSQL, MS Access, and Visual Basic. Windows is particularly useful for the gaming industry, in addition to other software and hardware compatibility. Windows can run on nearly any processor, while Linux is recommended to run with Intel processors. One thing to keep in mind as you shop for Windows hosting: The operating system chews through a lot of computing resources, so look for plans that don’t cut corners on RAM.
A recent version of CentOS is included with every InMotion dedicated server plan. InMotion has utilized CentOS as its primary server operating system for over 10 years. As a result of this experience, our technical teams are experts in how CentOS functions. They use this know-how to optimize CentOS for peak performance and stability, and they are able to provide you with in-depth technical assistance should you need it.
Perfect for handling mission-critical websites, applications and databases. It's the best solution for companies that want the power and performance of their own servers without the high cost and administrative headaches of running their own data centers. GV Enterprise plans for Red Hat, which include GalaxyVisions' Core Managed Services, feature one or two quad-core Intel Xeon processors, ranging from 2GHz to 3GHz, for performance that can handle even the most demanding requirements. A variety of storage options are also available ranging from 73GB drives to 2x146GB SCSI drives. Every plan comes with a minimum 4 gigabytes of RAM, full root access, free cPanel or Plesk with Fantastico, three useable IP addresses, personalized MRTG graphs for monitoring traffic and a 100 megabit per second dedicated network port.
Repeat after me: There is no such thing as a free dedicated server — not one that can handle all the things that dedicated customers typically need their server to process, anyway. If you fall into one of the free dedicated hosting traps, you’re going to wind up so frustrated by the resource limitations and downtime issues, or your credit card is going to be charged out the you-know-what when the free trial expires in a week. Turn your attention to low-cost, high-quality options instead.
Building your website on a shared server means that your pages may be affected by a neighboring site that devours too many server resources. For example, if that site receives a huge spike in traffic, your pages might load slowly—or not at all. Investing in a dedicated server greatly reduces this potential problem, plus it gives system administrators greater control over the apps and scripts that they can install on the server, too. Shared hosting is far more limited when it comes to what you're allowed to do, because everything you do could potentially affect the other sites with which you share the server. When you've got the server all to yourself, your scripts and apps won't impinge on anyone else's bandwidth or RAM.
As your business grows, so do your hosting needs. If you have heavy web site traffic, intense database applications, or if you just want the peace of mind of knowing that you have your sensitive database information on a dedicated server, you should consider "going dedicated". Here are a few advantages of upgrading to a robust Masscot Dedicated Biz Server:
Due to the fact that they are more stable, and the fact that almost every major Linux Distribution has a special server edition, Linux Dedicated servers are very popular among web hosting companies. Linux Web Hosting servers are known for their capability of handling multiple user accounts at the same time without a problem, which is why they are used to power cloud web hosting accounts.
If you would like to give something back to the CentOS Project and are considering a dedicated server donation, please contact us at: [email protected] Server donors are featured prominently (with a sponsor provided 468x60 banner) on our sponsors page and there is a Spotlight link (with a sponsor provided 240x60 banner) on the CentOS.org front page.
Despite the solid-state speed boosts, we recommend HostGator for all things reseller hosting. The company makes it plainly obvious on its dedicated hosting plans that reselling is encouraged, unlike other providers. Each HostGator plan comes with a free ResellerClub account for selling domain names, along with cPanel and WHM control panels for managing server settings, accounts, analytics, and billing. Don’t let the price tag fool you, though — HostGator still gears reseller plans toward VPS. Be sure to sign up for a dedicated hosting plan to get both the computing power and the reseller perks.
Starts with a brief interview to assess your requirements and determine which server or upgrades would optimize your workload. In this situation we recommend at least one or two Elite Dedicated Servers depending on the number of customers you anticipate receiving upon launch. A single server could perform the double duty of hosting your site (front-end) and hosting your client’s sites/email. In a two-server configuration the workloads could be separated into two separate servers giving more resources to each and providing better performance for your website and your clients’ sites. Next we’ll help you set up WHMCS to bill and provision hosting services for your customers’ websites. To provide a safe location to store your data in the event of a disaster, we’ll assist you in creating a backup solution that can include the storage provider of your choice (Amazon S3, Google Drive, etc.) or by storing the backups on an affordable server focused on large storage capacity to keep your data in-house and under your control. As your success grows, it’s safe to expect a larger user-base on your web/email service and a greater number of visitors on your site. This is a great problem to have and it inevitably requires more server resources. We’ll be here to provide expertise on improving your servers’ performance with software optimizations, server hardware upgrades, or even additional servers if you require a lot more room to grow.
As the premier platform provider for enterprise workloads, Red Hat works side by side with engineers from major hardware vendors and cloud providers to make sure that the operating system takes full advantage of the latest innovations. This leadership with partners, as well as our influence and contributions to upstream communities, allows us to provide a stable, secure, and performance-driven foundation for the applications that run the business of today and tomorrow.
Once you have the hardware, your next big decision will be how to configure and manage the server. Although many dedicated plans give customers root access to fine-tune the details, most users opt for a hosting control panel, or a graphical interface that enables administrators to perform complex tasks with just a few clicks of the mouse. We’ve written the ultimate guide to comparing the various options, but the general rule of thumb is to use cPanel for Linux machines and Plesk for Windows accounts.