What is a dedicated server?
A dedicated server, as opposed to a shared server, provides a hosting solution that is uniquely yours. In other words, if you take up dedicated server hosting from 1&1, you can be sure that you are not sharing resources or storage with anybody else. This provides you with the ultimate flexibility since you have full control over your server, including your choice of operating system and computer hardware. A dedicated server also ensures your website can function optimally with no restrictions on traffic and expert support from the 1&1 team.
A dedicated server brings you the best performance when it comes to website hosting. 1&1 employs latest generation hardware that uses super-fast SSD storage and cutting-edge Intel and AMD processors to provide you with unbeatable speed and reliability. 1&1 also ensures that your dedicated server is extremely secure and easy to manage. Finally, a dedicated server also offers a managed solution where a dedicated team of 1&1 experts will take care of your server maintenance for you.
What can I do with a dedicated server?
If you choose dedicated server hosting from 1&1, you will find it among the most versatile server options currently available. Perfect for high volume websites that require superior processing power and large amounts of storage, dedicated server hosting is the ultimate hosting solution for online stores, email servers, multiplayer video gaming servers, or any other application where performance and reliability are of high importance.
A dedicated server also provides you with the flexibility required to create sandbox space for you to test your projects out in a safe environment. This means that you can run your website or project without interruption as you test out new ideas using the ample space and resources provided by a dedicated server—the perfect solution for users looking for continued growth without service interruptions.
What are the benefits of a dedicated server from 1&1?
Dedicated servers from 1&1 are aimed at those who desire powerful performance and fantastic reliability in order to give their website the best possible speed and dependability. A big advantage of using a dedicated server is the benefit of unlimited traffic, as regardless of the amount of data going to or from your server.
Not only is Parallels® Plesk Panel 12, the world's foremost software for professional server admin, included in your dedicated server hosting, but keep in mind that our 1&1 support team is on hand 24/7. For any advice, concerns or even for what are dedicated servers useful for, please contact our expert team via phone or email.
State of the art data centers in the US are highly proficient and reliable, giving you the reassurance that the data kept on your dedicated server is in safe hands. A 1&1 Cisco based firewall is included, but should any unlikely errors arise, monitoring systems will alert you by email. The monitoring of your dedicated server can also be achieved through your desktop or even via a mobile app for smartphones.
What kind of processing power do dedicated servers have?
As a customer, you have a wide choice of incredibly high-tech and dynamic systems. 1&1 provides only the most powerful and best dedicated server hosting; and we operate on the latest generation of processors from AMD and Intel®. AMD systems in particular include up to 32 cores, and Intel® E5 Xeon technology comes with up to 24 virtual cores.
Your dedicated serving hosting is in good hands, as Intel® processors are brand new with 1&1. These particular processors contain strong stability with powerful vCores and are designed to highly minimize long waiting times. These new processors will actually provide a 30% upgrade in performance from the previous generation of processors. The built-in technology can run two arithmetic operations at the same time, giving the impression that there is actually double the amount of cores.
In addition, brand new processors from AMD are available as of now and highly suitable for the top performance requirements you have for your dedicated server. The vCores are based on the 'Piledriver' architecture, and can be coupled with an optional SSD hard drive.
How secure is dedicated hosting with 1&1?
1&1 prides itself on its commitment to safety and security on dedicated servers. Our data centers are renowned in the US as being among the safest and most modern. The safeguarding of dedicated server hosting data is strengthened by redundant technology, which means that if one hardware component fails, another one automatically takes its place.
For further peace of mind regarding your dedicated server, 1&1 offers several optional extras designed to boost security and backups. 1&1 Professional Backup is individually configurable to your requirements, contains unlimited backup and storage and is available for both Linux and Windows systems.
FTP Storage is an incredibly fast and secure option for backing up your data, which contains access from the 1&1 server and no artificial bandwidth restriction. Even more FTP storage space can be added to your dedicated hosting any time you like. Lastly, a 1&1 SSL certificate is our best optional extra for dedicated servers, containing 256-bit encryption for the most professional data protection. The SSL certificate is powered by QuickSSL® Premium from GeoTrust®, the leading provider in their field.
Take a look at our 3D guide to our data center in Kansas City, which gives detailed information and specs regarding our dedication to keeping your dedicated server data safe and secure.
Are there cheap dedicated servers available?
Definitely- 1&1 caters to all types of budgets and plans. Our entry-level dedicated servers are low on cost, but still deliver on high performance and quality. Our cheapest dedicated server is the AMD Dual Core, with a formidable operating speed and generous RAM and hard disk space. Even cheap servers can be used for a wide range of application and projects.
For medium and larger projects, however, we suggest the Intel® dedicated servers, with more than enough power and storage to handle your projects. This way you can get more performance than from the cheapest server and great value for your money. No matter your price range, all dedicated servers are included with RAID free of charge.
Dedicated hosting doesn't get any more professional or high-end than our Business Line by Dell™. If you need to reach the top performance demands for your website, then the dedicated servers with brand new Intel® processors are the best dedicated server 1&1 has to offer, with nearly double the amount of CPU, RAM and hard disk space than our entry level dedicated servers. These top of the line dedicated servers include RAID 6, as opposed to RAID 1 with our other dedicated web hosting versions.
What is the difference between VPS and dedicated server?
A VPS (Virtual Private Server) differs from a dedicated server in a number of ways. Firstly, while both options allow the installation of dedicated operating systems, a VPS will share a server's hardware and resources with other VPSs. This stands in contrast to dedicated server hosting that provides hardware unique to the user. This means that in most cases, a dedicated server can offer superior performance over a VPS since a dedicated server is never limited by resources or shared capacities.
Additionally, a dedicated server differs from a VPS in that it offers administrators greater control over server management and monitoring. A dedicated server is generally aimed at experienced administrators who are looking for higher flexibility, whereas a VPS may offer a less management intensive solution for less experienced admins. However, the dedicated server hosting options offered by 1&1 also include a managed hosting service where the 1&1 experts can also take care of any updates and patches.
What are the details concerning admin tools and operating systems for dedicated servers?
1&1 dedicated servers offer you full root access with Linux, and likewise administrator access with Windows. For both operating systems, you will have complete control over installing programs or services and also the management of users. Dedicated server hosting from 1&1 works with Parallels® Plesk 12, which acts as the interface for all server admin tasks. The easy to follow, quick and powerful Plesk 12 can effortlessly multitask with monitoring applications, installing programs and accessing user accounts and settings. 1&1 offers extra features for better all-around performance, management and security for your dedicated server. Additional domains with more than 100 various TLDs can be purchased, as well as a dedicated 1&1 SEO Spotlight, making your website easier to find on search engines. Additionally, up to 2 GB of online storage can be added to dedicated servers, giving you worldwide access to your files. Another optional but great feature is Norton Internet Security, which will protect your computer against local viruses. Keep in mind that a 1&1 Cisco based firewall is included with a dedicated server.
What is a dedicated email server?
A dedicated email server is essentially a dedicated server that is used to host email accounts. These may be used by email providers or simply by someone looking to provide a centralized email system for employees within an organization or company. A dedicated email server provides users with unlimited resources and advanced tools to manage large email services and accounts.
A dedicated email server is the ideal solution for bulk email marketing campaigns and newsletters. When you take advantage of a professional SMTP email server you have full control over your server and subsequently your email campaign management. This means you can implement effective email campaigns that help your business or organization to grow and become more successful.