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Dedicated Server Hosting Solutions for Websites

Dedicated Hosting Solutions for Websites
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This is the most costly and worth it kind of hosting. When you want a true speed and security with complete control, then you should consider purchasing a dedicated hosting plan. There are tons of hosting companies offering dedicated hosting packages at competitive prices and it is often best to choose not only affordable dedicated hosting but also a company that you believe is reliable with a stable infrastructure.

Sometimes it can be frustrating knowing that you are paying a lot for your hosting and yet you cannot get any help on time, and or you get a late response. However, we should also at the same time have to understand, that it might not be only you needing help and that there’s perhaps a queue.

We will look at a few companies that offer these services for price comparison, and know what to expect from such companies.

If you want to go “dedicated”, it could only mean your business is growing, and or you are financially stable and want speed and a server dedicated to your website.

What is Dedicated Server Hosting?

A Dedicated Website Hosting is renting a physical server that will only be dedicated to your website. Dedicate Hosting is faster than shared hosting and most hosting plans. This is the kind of hosting that you will not be sharing any resources (Bandwidth, storage) with anyone.

This is the highest level of resource allocation, and thus you have all the privacy and control when it comes to Dedicated Server Hosting. You get access to the most advanced configuration of your rented server.

Because it’s your server, you can add other websites to your hosting plan. You can compare VPS with Dedicated hosting all you want – Dedicated hosting has more power. Anyone can get dedicated hosting and you’ll have peace of mind, eliminating bandwidth issues, configuration limits and or shared IP addresses.

Some hosting companies use SSD which is faster than HHD, SSD stores data in microchips and is easily accessible. Some hosting companies use RAID, and it stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks.

RAID is a way of storing data on multiple hard disks and linking them together to be viewed as one. The RAID method is usually referred to as mirroring. The Data is written to at least two disks offering an intense data security but a slight performance decrease due to data capturing on the two disks.

Dedicated hosting comes with WHM (Web Host Manager) which is the ultimate control. You can create cPanel accounts, email accounts, etc. When I say “Full Control” – I honestly mean, you have the ultimate control of your site and server, the hosting company’s job is to make sure your rented server is working and running smoothly at all times.

Even when you are using a VPS hosting, you can upgrade to the dedicated server easily by just contacting your hosting provider.

Dedicated Hosting can either be Self-Managed or Managed, either way, they provide maximum performance for your website. You can’t get any faster than with a dedicated server. There isn’t much difference between self-managed and managed dedicated servers; however, I can recommend purchasing a managed dedicated server.

NB: When purchasing a dedicated server, most hosting providers will charge you a setup fee, typically ranging between R500.00 –R2000.00

7 Companies Offering Dedicated Hosting

1. HostGator Dedicated Hosting

We all want maximum performance for our website whether it’s a blog or a business site. HostGator offers managed dedicated server hosting, and still, gives you full system resources and control. You have both HDD and SSD options available – I recommend SSD, however, you can configure your server to best suit your website’s needs.

Your server will be protected from all kinds of attacks, and get support around the clock – and your server will be monitored 24/7 around the clock each and every single day.

You get cPanel and WHM on Linux Servers. A WHM alone gives you the ultimate control of your website.

You get Plesk Control Panel and WebMatrix when you get a Windows dedicated server still giving you the ultimate control of your site.

Support for your managed dedicated hosting includes assistance with technical or configuration requests, this excludes custom software installations.  For semi-managed servers, HostGator will handle any hardware, OS and or basic configurations issues.

Choosing a solution best suited for your website shouldn’t be hard. You can enquire for assistance in choosing a package that’s best for you. Also please bear in mind that Server Optimization is not available in semi-managed packages and is an optional service in managed packages.

  • HostGator Value Server Dedicated Hosting

Starting at $118.99 per month (37% off at the time of publication), you get 4 Core / 8 Thread Intel, Xeon-D CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, unmetered bandwidth and you get to choose if you want a Linux or Windows OS for your website

  • HostGator Power Server Dedicated Hosting

Starting at $138.99 per month (44% off at the time of publication), you get 8 Core / 16 Thread Intel, Xeon-D CPU, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD or 512 GB SSD, unmetered bandwidth and you get to choose if you want a Linux or Windows OS for your website

  • HostGator Enterprise Server Dedicated Hosting

Starting at $148.98 per month (48% off at the time of publication), you get 8 Core / 16 Thread Intel, Xeon-D CPU, 30GB RAM, 1TB HDD, unmetered bandwidth and you get to choose if you want a Linux or Windows OS for your website

For more information visit www.hostgator.com

2. GoDaddy Dedicated Hosting

Get radically distinctive support with GoDaddy’s managed (Optional) and fully managed dedicated servers and the most powerful hosting solution for your successful blog and or business website. GoDaddy offers Self-Managed, Managed as well as Fully Managed packages.

a. GoDaddy Self-Managed Dedicated Hosting

You will get to choose from CentOS 6 & 7, Fedora 20 & 22, and Ubuntu when it comes to operating systems.  Network and Host will be monitored; Patching is not supported in Self-Managed. You will be able to access your root. There will not be a Control Panel offered, nor App installs and Updates. You get a disaster recovery only when it comes to back up (Snapshot). Support and or Expert Services are not offered, you will get one Dedicated IP.

b. GoDaddy Managed Dedicated Hosting

Get all the tools you need, from patching and everything mentioned above on a self-managed server. However a managed server denies you the root access, you get disaster recovery with on-demand 1 snapshot.

Support is optional as well as Migrations, and you get 3 Dedicated IP Addresses.

c. GoDaddy Fully-Managed Dedicated Hosting

This is the ultimate dedicated hosting with GoDaddy and you get it all except for the root access and both Managed and fully managed run on CentOS 6. No choice there.

All plans include a Free SSL for a year and unmetered bandwidth.

For Prices, discounts and more information visit GoDaddy’s Dedicated Hosting Plans Page

3. BlueHost Dedicated Hosting

BlueHost offers dedicated hosting at competitive prices when you purchase a Dedicated hosting with BlueHost, you get Free Domain Name for a year, then you can renew the domain yourself when it’s due.  Not only do you get a free domain, but also a Free SSL Certificate. This is one of the great ways to get started and minimizing costs.

You get a 30-Day money-back guarantee if you are not happy with their service, and you get a full refund of hosting fees, however, restrictions apply.

a. BlueHost Standard Dedicated Hosting

For a normal price of $119.99 per month (There may be discounts for a first-term) you can get a standard dedicated hosting, it includes 4 cores at 2.3 GHz, 500GB RAID, 4GB RAM, 5TB Bandwidth and 3 IP Addresses.

b. BlueHost Enhanced Dedicated Hosting

For a normal price of $159.99 per month (There may be discounts for a first-term) you can get an Enhanced dedicated hosting, it includes 4 cores at 2.5 GHz, 1TB RAID, 8GB RAM, 10TB Bandwidth and 4 IP Addresses.

c. BlueHost Premium Dedicated Hosting

For a normal price of $159.99 per month (There may be discounts for a first-term) you can get a Premium dedicated hosting, it includes 4 cores at 3.3 GHz, 1TB RAID, 16GB RAM, 15TB Bandwidth and 5 IP Addresses.

4. 1-Grid Dedicated Hosting

Hosting made easy, 1-Grid servers are the fastest I’ve seen according to their specs. When they say “High-Performance Server Hosting” – they actually mean. With up to 192GB RAM, and a minimum of 32GB RAM, connected to a lightning-fast 1 Gigabit fiber-optic network.

  • Grid offers Self-Managed, Managed and Enterprise Dedicated Servers. Depending on your business and website needs, you have to choose the package that best suits your website needs. You don’t want to purchase unnecessary resources or inadequate resources.

a. 1-Grid Self-Managed Dedicated Servers

  • Are you looking for the following specs: 4 TB Bandwidth, 2 x 1 TB HDD, 32 GB RAM and RAID Options 1? For only 00 per month, you can get all that, and you’ll have to pay the R599.00 Setup fee. (Server)
  • For 00 per month and a once-off R899 Setup fee, you will get a 6TB Bandwidth, 4 x 1 TB HDD, 64 GB RAM, RAID Options: 1 / 5 / 10. (Server+)

b. 1-Grid Managed Dedicated Servers

  • Get a managed dedicated solution for only R2574 per month, includes a 4 TB Bandwidth, 2 x 1 TB HDD, 32 GB RAM, RAID Option 1 and a once-off R1099 Setup fee (Managed)
  • For R3574 per month with a once-off R1399 setup fee, you get 6TB Bandwidth, 4×1 TB HDD, 64 GB RAM, RAID Options: 1 / 5 / 10 (Managed+)

c. 1-Grid Enterprise Dedicated Servers

The highest specification dedicated server available on 1-Grid is the Enterprise Dedicated Servers – where you get the ultimate speed and exceptional support as with other packages.

  • For R4999 per months and a once-off R1599 setup fee, you will get an Unlimited bandwidth, 2 x 500GB SSD + 2 x 1TB HDD, 192GB RAM, CPU 2.6GHz x2, CPU Cores 8 and RAID Options: 1. (Enterprise Server)
  • For R5999 per months and a once-off R1599 setup fee, you will get an Unlimited bandwidth, 2 x 1TB SSD + 2 x 1TB HDD, 192GB RAM, CPU 2.6GHz x2, CPU Cores 8 and RAID Options: 1 and OS Backups (Enterprise Server+)

5. AfriHost Dedicated Hosting

AfriHost is known for its reliable infrastructure, one of the most reputable hosting companies in South Africa and trusted by well-known brands.  They offer self-managed Rock-solid Dedicated Hosting as well as Managed Dedicated Hosting.

If they can build, and deploy a server with cutting edge components, and monitor and main your server’s hardware, you can relax and enjoy the benefits that come with it.

a. AfriHost Rock-solid Dedicated Hosting

Bronze

For only R970 PM you will get a 4 TB Web Traffic (Bandwidth), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 8 GB RAM, 2 x 1TB Hard Drives, RAID 1, Free Backup of up to 10GB and Data Transfer Overage will cost you 29c per GB.

Silver

For only R1170 PM you will get a 6 TB Web Traffic (Bandwidth), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 16 GB RAM, 2 x 1TB Hard Drives, RAID 1, Free Backup of up to 20GB and Data Transfer Overage will cost you 29c per GB.

Gold

For only R1470 PM you will get an 8 TB Web Traffic (Bandwidth), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 24 GB RAM, 2 x 1TB Hard Drives, RAID 1, Free Backup of up to 50GB and Data Transfer Overage will cost you 29c per GB.

Platinum

For only R2870 PM you will get a 10TB Web Traffic (Bandwidth), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 32 GB RAM, 3 x 1TB Hard Drives, RAID 5, Free Backup of up to 100GB and Data Transfer Overage will cost you 29c per GB.

b. AfriHost Managed Dedicated Hosting

Bronze

For only R1370 PM you will get a 4 TB Web Traffic (Bandwidth), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 8 GB RAM, 2 x 1TB Hard Drives, RAID 1, Free Backup of up to 10GB and Data Transfer Overage will cost you 29c per GB.

Silver

For only R2170 PM you will get a 6 TB Web Traffic (Bandwidth), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 16 GB RAM, 2 x 1TB Hard Drives, RAID 1, Free Backup of up to 20GB and Data Transfer Overage will cost you 29c per GB.

Gold

For only R2470 PM you will get an 8 TB Web Traffic (Bandwidth), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 24 GB RAM, 2 x 1TB Hard Drives, RAID 1, Free Backup of up to 50GB and Data Transfer Overage will cost you 29c per GB.

Platinum

For only R3870 PM you will get a 10TB Web Traffic (Bandwidth), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 32 GB RAM, 3 x 1TB Hard Drives, RAID 5, Free Backup of up to 100GB and Data Transfer Overage will cost you 29c per GB.

For more information visit www.afrihost.com

6. HostKing Dedicated Hosting

HostKing offers both Managed cPanel (Linux) and Managed Plesk (Windows) Dedicated Server Hosting.

You get full root or RDP access, to have complete control of your servers. Your website will be backed up on a daily or weekly basis. HostKing offers Xeon CPU servers with up to 64GB ECC Memory and Enterprise SATA Disks.

This a Dedicated VPS Solution from HostKing

  • Get a cPanel VPS server ready and up and running. The Setup can take up to 3 days.
  • Get a Plesk VPS server ready within 3 days

For more information visit www.HostKing.co.za

7. Xneelo Dedicated Hosting formerly known as Hetzner

The name changed from Hetzner to Xneelo. The exceptional service remains the name. It isn’t in the name but in the people. I hope it doesn’t sound like a dumb Instagram quote – Let’s talk Xneelo, it’s been around since 1999, and offers all types of website solutions – including dedicated hosting.

You can get a Self-Managed or a Managed server at affordable prices. Some of the Self-Managed features include an hour set-up, recursive DNS server, DDoS protection and mitigation, 50 GB FTP back, 100 Mbps connection, Juniper backbone technology, full hardware support, full access, IPv4 /29 network and more. (Extra optional features for a small fee include Licenses, Network, Hardware and other additional services like remote hands)

Some of the managed server features include custom hosting packages, Webmail, backups, firewall protection, dedicated IP, malware removal, free SSL, konsoleH Control Panel where you can manage your hosting package, SSH access, Linux platform, Spam filtering etc. (Extra optional features for a small fee include website security with Cloudbriv for R149 per month)

a) Xneelo Self-Managed Dedicated Hosting

TRUSERV™

For only R995 PM and a once-off R445 Setup fee you will get 2 TB Bandwidth, 16 GB ECC RAM, 2 x 1TB SATA HHD enterprise-class disk, software RAID, single power supply, etc.

TRUSERV™ PLUS

For only R1595 PM and a once-off R695 Setup fee you will get 4 TB Bandwidth, 32 GB ECC RAM, 2 x 960GB Micron SSD, software RAID 1, single power supply, Intel Xeon E5-1620, etc.

TRUSERV™ COMMERCE

For only R2595 PM and a once-off R895 Setup fee you will get 6 TB Bandwidth, 64 GB ECC RAM, 3 x 960GB Micron SSD, H/Ware RAID 5 (battery backup), dual hot-swap power supply, Intel Xeon E5-2620, etc.

b) Xneelo Managed Dedicated Hosting

MANAGED

For only R1295 PM and a once-off R595 Setup fee you will get 500 GB Bandwidth, 8 GB ECC RAM, Intel Xeon Quad-Core 3.2GHz, 500 GB SSD,  single power supply, etc.

MANAGED PLUS

For only R1495 PM and a once-off R795 Setup fee you will get 750 GB Bandwidth, 16 GB ECC RAM, Intel Xeon Quad-Core 3.2GHz, 1 TB SSD,  single power supply, etc.

MANAGED COMMERCE

For only R2495 PM and a once-off R895 Setup fee, you will get 1 TB Bandwidth, 32 GB ECC RAM, Intel Xeon Quad-Core 3.2GHz, 1 TB SSD,  dual hot-swap power supply, etc.

MANAGED DE

For only R1295 PM and a once-off R595 Setup fee, you will get unlimited Bandwidth, 32 GB RAM, Intel Core i7 Quad-Core, 500 GB SSD, single power supply, etc.

Conclusion

If it doesn’t say dedicated, it’s not dedicated.

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