Our top-notch host might not be the cheapest, but Liquid Web excels by offering the utmost functionality, flexibility, and customer support for a price that we’re not sure why it isn’t higher. Whether you’re looking for Windows or Linux servers, four CPU cores or 24, Liquid Web technicians are on standby with always-there Heroic Support and a 100% network uptime guarantee. The premier host even includes perks such as built-in backups, enhanced security, DDoS protection, SSD RAID 1 storage, and the CloudFlare CDN.
We are committed to customer satisfaction and want to make sure that every programmer feels right at home. Keeping this in mind, we support PHP 5.2/5.3, Perl, Python and Ruby on Rails. Coming now to databases, We support an unlimited number of MySQL databases which will deliver several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence.
Right off the bat, we should explain the difference between cheap and value hosting. Although we’ll occasionally cover free hosting services, we usually encourage looking past the price tag and examining the bang for your buck. In most cases, spending a few extra dollars unlocks a ton of useful features that will streamline your hosting experience and make a big difference in site performance and visitor experience.
That’s exactly why we recommend Bluehost — the highly regarded host took cPanel an extra mile so that customers can easily manage all of their websites, domains, emails, files, and computing resources from one central location. Instant provisioning and an open-source-friendly environment add to Bluehost’s perks, as does the company’s custom-designed database manager.
Dedicated web hosting is an attractive option for people and companies who require a rock-solid website foundation. Sure, it's more expensive than shared web hosting, but you get greater reliability and more flexibility in exchange for the additional money that you pay. We've reviewed many dedicated hosting services and included our nine favorites in this guide. The chart above gives you a quick overview of the features you can find with each service. It includes pricing, hardware specs, data caps, and other pertinent information. If you want a more in-depth look at dedicated web hosting services, take a look at the blurbs—and links to full reviews—below.
We take great pride in the hardware we use for our dedicated servers. We only use the latest and thoroughly tested Blade servers manufactured by SuperMicro.To take the greatest care of your data, all our servers come with two hard disks by default with RAID1 enabled. Making sure, even when one hard disk completely breaks down, your data is still intact and your server will remain online.
Additionally, you'll want a web hosting service that offers Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) if you plan to sell products. Here's why: An SSL connection encrypts the data that travels between your site and users' web browsers, thus safeguarding the transmission of purchasing information. You've probably seen a green padlock in your web browser's address bar while logging into your online bank account or making online purchases. It's a symbol of trust. Some companies include a free SSL certificate when you sign up for a hosting plan, while others charge close to $100. You can save some money by shopping around for the services that offer the cheapest SSL plans.
It's no secret that the closer you are to an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), the faster your ping time becomes. That is why InMotion Hosting is directly on the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Internet Exchange Point (IXP), unlike other hosting companies that are hundreds of miles away from the closest IXP. You can rest assured that your site’s response times are one of the fastest in the industry.
This one isn’t even close. Not only can InterServer wow customers with a $40-per-month server, but they will throw in five IP addresses, managed support, data migration, around-the-clock monitoring, and four-hour provisioning without any setup fees. The Intel Dual-Core Atom server is understandably small and low-powered when compared with InterServer’s other configurations, but having your choice of operating system and control panel makes the company an easy pick for an affordable dedicated Windows server hosting environment.
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.
All our Dedicated Servers are monitored for availability (pinged every 5 minutes). In the event that your server goes down, you will be paged and/or e-mailed at the same time as our NOC. This web-based system can also give you uptime statistics and you can review historical monitoring data for your servers. We can also monitor network-based services such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, POP3, DNS, and others on your server for availability.