Dedicated Server Explained

 A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed dedicated hosting service is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone. This is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. Server administration (Server Management) can usually be provided by the hosting company as an add-on service. In some cases a dedicated server can offer less overhead and a larger return on investment. Dedicated servers are most often housed in data centers, similar to colocation facilities, providing redundant power sources and HVAC systems. In contrast to colocation, the server hardware is owned by the provider and in most cases they will provide support for your operating system or familure applications.

Note: Colocation Is where you actually buy the server and place it in a datacenter at a fee determined by the datacenter. You are totally responsible for all maintenance and replacement of failed hardware or you must contract with the datacenter to do it for you.

When you lease a server from OverVolt we replace any failed hardware at no cost to you and you can arrange for us to fully manage your server for you. See our page on "Fully Managed Service". If after a while you want to upgrade to more modern equipment it's as simple as choosing your new server and letting us move your files and data to your new equipment. This is very handy since server technology changes so fast these days. If you owned your server you would have to buy the modern equipment and the older used server won't bring back much from your original investment.

 Not quite ready for a full dedicated server yet? BUT, you still need the flexibility of being able to install whatever operating system and software you wish and the ability to configure the server the way that best suites your software? Then you should look at OverVolt's VPS servers. Please see VPS Explained.


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