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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.
Every Dedicated Server comes preloaded with APF. APF is a well known and respected software firewall that utilizes the built in Linux routing system (iptables). The firewall will be configured to prevent access to all ports but ones necessary for servicing the site. Certain services, like SSH, are blocked by default to help prevent common attacks. During the setup process we can add your IP addresses to allow access to whichever services you deem fit.
RAM and fast multi-core CPUs allow a system to do more simultaneously, for example serving more visitors on your site. Plan on increasing performance by optimizing with RAM-caching? – More RAM means getting a larger, super-fast cache for your server. Performance isn't the most important thing to consider – your server must not corrupt data. We only use ECC (Error Correction Code) RAM because it's designed to protect against data corruption by detecting and automatically correcting errors while data is written to the memory. In addition to error correction, our Commercial Class Servers use Registered ECC memory which allows our servers to reach extremely high RAM capacities to provide all the resources you need for your project.
We provide IP addresses free of charge, but on an as-needed basis. ARIN rules require actual usage of an IP address so you must submit the domain name associated with any additional IP addresses. Additional IP addresses above the included IPs are available - please call our sales staff for pricing depending on number of IPs required. Limitations apply and this is no guarantee of availability.
You can upgrade your processor*, increase RAM*, get additional disk space on your primary hard drive and even add a secondary hard drive or backup drive. Our Managed Hosting team will also help you setup custom configurations like database clusters, software or hardware RAID, firewalls, enhanced security (CSF/LFD or OSSsec), implement NGINX, optimize your server and platform for up-time, set up Varnish, tune your LAMP environment and more. The team can setup server-side crons to save you time on repeated tasks, and provide you best-fit solutions for your particular needs.
As an alternative to using a script to launch the dedicated server manually, hosts running systemd can be configured to automatically start the dedicated server when the system boots. When using this method to manage the server, using GameUserSettings.ini to specify its settings is highly recommended. Refer to Admin Game Commands for more information.
Managing your server can be as simple as tying your shoe or as complex as you'd like it or need it to be. Our managed servers provide free cPanel Control Panel access, a tried-and-true method to manage your website. Our Unmanaged solutions offer root access to your server, giving you the most powerful customization options available for administrators. Even better, if you're upgrading from a shared hosting plan with cPanel, a dedicated server with cPanel will not feel at all foreign to you. That enables you to spend less time learning and more time doing.