Yes! You are able to upgrade your current account to a Dedicated Server at any time. We would apply any amount left on your current contract to the cost of the upgrade and we will move everything for you for free from your current account to the new server. Keep in mind since you would be moving from one server to another, a small amount of downtime can occur during the process. We will work with you to make it as painless as possible.
The first decision to make is whether you want a Linux or Windows operating system to run on your dedicated server. Most hosts give you a choice while some specialize in one or the other. Which one is right for you depends on what kind of languages or databases you plan on using. If you’re still unsure, we like to say there’s a 99.9% chance you should go with a Linux dedicated server.
With the exception of security patches, the software packages included with CentOS by default are often several years out of date. Although selecting stable and well known versions of these software packages reduces compatibility and stability problems, it does at times leave you without desirable functionality. If your application requires this functionality, this will sometimes mean that you need to install updated packages manually, which can be time consuming and difficult
Sozo Hosting provides a portfolio of security offerings to help businesses mitigate these internet security threats. Sozo’s portfolio of security offerings include virtual private networks (VPN), cleaning infected websites, a web application firewall (WAF) and intrusion prevention system (IPS), a content distribution network (CDN) to manage traffic and optimize performance, real-time DDoS mitigation, and continuous monitoring.
OpenShift Dedicated is a complete OpenShift cluster provided as a cloud service, configured for high availability (HA), and dedicated to a single customer (single-tenant). OpenShift Dedicated is managed by Red Hat Operations, providing increased security and years of operational experience working with OpenShift in both development and production. OpenShift Dedicated also comes with award-winning 24x7 Red Hat Premium Support.

There are many reasons to consider a Linux server for your hosting needs, regardless of your personal familiarity (or lack thereof) of this operating system. For starters, Linux servers tend to be the most secure of all operating systems by a long shot. This, in addition to taking some basic security precautions, can give you added peace of mind when it comes to protecting your site from a security breach or other vulnerabilities.

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.
By choosing dedicated CentOS server hosting, you get the total use of a Linux CentOS server. It's an ideal solution for sites with high traffic volumes, sensitive customer content or those in need of secure e-commerce Linux applications. We specialize in  premium dedicated CentOS servers: Premium server hardware! Premium Internet Bandwidth! Premium support services!
The typical installation of CentOS as performed in this tutorial will be based on the CentOS 7 DVD ISO image. You can burn the image to a DVD or copy it to a bootable USB drive. The installation covers the process of installing CentOS 7 on UEFI based machine. The same installation procedure can be successfully applied on old BIOS motherboards or on UEFI systems with Legacy Mode or CSM (Compatibility Support Module) option enabled.
IT organizations want to deliver greater business value by increasing productivity, delivering services faster, and remaining flexible to incorporate the latest innovations like cloud, containers, and configuration automation. Modern workloads, whether on bare metal, virtual machines, containers, or private or public clouds, are expected to be portable and scalable. They need a modern, secure platform to support those requirements.
Yes. If you currently have a VPS hosting account with us, you can upgrade to our dedicated hosting at any time by ordering a new server. For fully managed customers, we will migrate your data from your current account to your new server. You can also upgrade either your VPS or your dedicated server with Premium DNS, which improves both your security and performance.
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.
You can save a nice chunk of money if you sign up for a year or more of dedicated hosting at a time. For example, you can rent a GoDaddy dedicated server for $129 per month, but if you commit to a 12-month contract, the price drops to $79.99 per month. Chances are, if you're serious enough about your site that you think it needs a dedicated host, you're probably planning for it to be up for a year. Of course, that's where the money-back guarantees come in, and some sites definitely offer more than others in that regard, so do your research. All our web-hosting reviews cover these guarantees.
Selling off some of your server resources is a quick, simple way to defray some of the higher costs of your new dedicated hosting plan. Resellers effectively sublease server space to others and control the prices and partitioned computing resources. Although most hosts tailor reseller plans around a virtual private server, or VPS, you can start reselling with a dedicated server if you ask nicely and do some digging.
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.
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