Finally, if you want what we call premium hosting, with white-glove service and your choice of self-, semi-, or fully managed servers, Media Temple touts premier dedicated hosting you should consider. If limitless resources and guaranteed uptime are necessities for your business, and you’re willing to pay what it takes to get that peace of mind, MT is your winner.
A dedicated server is just like any other kind of server, but only one individual or company is hosting their site(s) on it. Rather than sharing bandwidth, storage, RAM, et cetera, as you would in a shared hosting scenario, you get all of the server resources allocated to you when you sign up for dedicated hosting. For the sake of total clarity, virtual private server (VPS) hosting is when a single server is partitioned to act as several dedicated servers. You’re still essentially sharing with neighbors, but if any one of them misuses the hosting environment, you’re not in danger.
Today we made some exciting announcements along with Red Hat around container support. We’re adding Windows support in OpenShift, OpenShift Dedicated on Azure and SQL Server support in OpenShift and Red Hat Linux to our joint roadmap, and extending the integrated, co-located support that has been a signature of our partnership. You can read all the news in the press release here.
Moving your website to your dedicated personal server removes the risk of being affected by security vulnerabilities of other people’s websites. With shared hosting plans, your website is on the same server as other customers. With a dedicated server, your website or websites are the only sites on the server which means that security issues such as malware, intrusion hacks and viruses will never get through due to another website owner’s lack of security. If your business is getting high levels of traffic, your visitors could suffer due to bandwidth limits that are associated with shared plans. While shared plans are great for small websites, a dedicated server is essential for businesses that are outgrowing their current hosting services.
Our network’s lightning-quick, punchy response to almost anywhere is ensured by InterNAP’s Flow Control Platform technology. The InterNAP Flow Control Platform (InterNAP FCP) monitors all of our 10-gigabit carrier connections for latency, jitter, packet loss, BGP blackouts and more, for each destination network. If there is a better path available than the current path, then a route change is made and the better path is used to reach that specific destination network. The selected route used for each communication will be the fastest of any of our direct connectivity to Level 3 Communications, XO Communications, Cogent, American Internet Services and others.
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
GalaxyVisions' Dedicated Hosting plans with CentOS are bundled with GV Core Managed Services, such as network/hardware/software setup and regular updates, personalized reports and graphs, and full root access. In addition, GalaxyVisions offers a number of premium managed services plans for specific requirements such as enhanced security, load balancing and other super-charged network connectivity. GV's premium services are the ideal solution for businesses that want to spend less time managing their system infrastructure and more time growing their business.
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.
This configuration is designed to handle general-purpose applications, including medium to large databases and e-commerce sites. For a price that's unmatched by competitors, you will have root level or administrative access to your owner server that's secured in our state-of-the-art data center and supported by the best in the business. Premier Dedicated Server plans features dual- or quad-core microprocessors and as much as 500 gigabytes of SATA storage. Each server comes with GalaxyVisions' Core Managed Services, full root access and at least 2G of RAM. In addition, you'll get cPanel or Plesk with Fantastico control panel software, three useable IPs, personalized MRTG graphs to monitor traffic and a 10 megabit per second dedicated network port.
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.
Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system. Ubuntu uses the “apt” package manager, which users of Debian Linux will be familiar with, and a huge library of pre-compiled packages (over 16,000). It is very easy to install, update and remove software in your Ubuntu system. Ubuntu is Open Source software and the Ubuntu operating system is free of cost. In practical use, it is perfect for the person that wants the stability but does not require the commercial support and cost that commercial products offer.