A dedicated server is a physical server located in one of our data centres. Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are technically managed by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for the administration of your dedicated server. This guide will help you with the first steps of managing your dedicated server. When your dedicated server is first set up during the order process, you can select which operating system will be installed.
Setting Up Your Server
Why would you need a dedicated server (4 key reasons)?
The name may seem obvious, but what exactly are dedicated servers, and what applications are best for this hosting type? The definition of a dedicated server is "an enterprise-grade physical server used to host the applications and services of a single hosting client". Dedicated servers are typically used to host high-traffic websites, web applications, and for other hosting scenarios where performance is paramount. The most common infrastructure hosting options are shared hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated server hosting. The main differentiating feature is that a dedicated server is a single tenant hosting environment.
Why Do You Need a Dedicated Server?
Much like many organizations, you probably opted for cloud computing when you first launched your web application, database or mail server. After all, cloud computing services seem convenient, agile and cost-efficient. But cloud services are not the only ones in the industry. Many are starting to realize that dedicated servers can be low cost, have higher throughput and can be just as reliable as cloud computing. Unlike a typical PC, a dedicated server consists of enterprise-grade hardware resources that organizations can leverage to power their business-critical applications. Also, IT administrators have full control over the server. As such, there are limitless use cases that you can achieve with dedicated servers. For example, you can use them for web hosting, database operations, email hosting and reseller hosting. Dedicated servers consist of enterprise-grade CPU and RAM that are much more powerful, more reliable and less prone to failures than cloud services. The ECC RAM can detect and make corrections on data when errors occur, making it more dependable and reliable for business-critical applications.
With OVHcloud, you are guaranteed our range of expertise in bare metal. All our servers benefit from next-generation components. Each machine is designed and assembled by us, then delivered in a record time of seconds. We offer different ranges of high-performance dedicated servers, adapted to the most demanding needs of all companies. Host your website, deploy your high-resilience infrastructure, or customise your machine to suit your projects in just a few clicks.