provide the lowest cost option for complete isolation from other customers.
They are also the most versatile because they can run any operating system and provide the
customer with full
Administrator access. However, this
access and versatility also means more complexity. The operating system and application
configuration and maintenance must be performed by the customer. Dedicated Servers are
best suited for individuals and businesses that are well versed in maintaining the
operating systems of their choice.
Dedicated Servers are the lowest cost option because we only need to recover our costs for
rack space, and
networking. For us,
Dedicated Servers are a long-term investment
due to the high initial costs and low monthly revenue. But the advantages to the customer
are no set-up fees, no initial costs, and low monthly rates.
Our Dedicated Servers can support any operating system, provide the customer with full
Administrator access, and allow the customer to install any software. This combination creates our most versatile server
platform. However, this versatility comes at the cost of complexity and responsibility,
making Dedicated Servers best for experienced system administrators.
We choose to only support high-quality hardware.
This means higher initial costs for us, but lowers the long-term total cost of ownership (TCO) due to added reliability and
greater longevity before upgrades become necessary. All of our servers support redundant
hard drive configurations (RAID), use high-quality parts, and do not typically include lower
cost, lower reliability, or lower performance options such as AMD
or Intel Celeron processors.
Customers may choose the datacenter to
house their server. When using multiple servers they may house each server in a different physical location for geographically-isolated clustering
configurations. One may currently choose between
Kansas City, MO,
and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
By default, Dedicated Servers are provided with a separate port on one of our 24-port managed switches. These
switches, in turn, are connected to our redundant firewalls via separate Gigabit links. Our firewalls provide
protection for all servers, and their settings can be customized to meet customer demand.
We provide DNS Services
to all of our customers at no additional cost.
Dedicated Servers versus Managed Servers
If you want to focus on application development and deployment, without the continual concern for
and application infrastructure
then a Managed Server
is for you. If you want to have the most options at the lowest price, and have the time or manpower to maintain servers, then
are your best choice.
To Sign-Up for a Dedicated Server, visit our Dedicated Server Sign-Up Form.
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