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What is a Dedicated Server

A Dedicated Server is the rental or exclusive use of an online server for the purpose of hosting a website (or websites). This means that the Dedicated Server customer has exclusive control of their server's bandwidth, storage space and memory and their website’s performance will not be affected by traffic or the usage of other clients.

Using a dedicated server is also more flexible and reliable than shared hosting, providing the owner full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. Depending on the type and size of your website, a dedicated server can save you money on hosting, maintaining and managing your own servers on-site.

Dedicated servers are generally more suited for large businesses or traffic-intensive websites who require customized hardware or software setup, extra security requirements and faster data access for higher levels of traffic.

What We Offer

Dedicated servers are most often housed in data centers, similar to colocation facilities, providing redundant power sources and HVAC systems. In contrast to colocation, Elevology owns our server hardware and we provide technical support for the operating system or applications. Elevology can also provide server administration access as an additional add-on service.

Availability, price and employee familiarity often determines which operating systems are offered on dedicated servers. Variations of Linux (open-source operating systems) are often included at no charge to the customer. Commercial operating systems include Microsoft Windows Server, provided through a special program called Microsoft SPLA.

Red Hat Enterprise is a commercial version of Linux offered to hosting providers on a monthly fee basis. The monthly fee provides OS updates through the Red Hat Network using an application called “up2date”. Other operating systems are available from the open source community at no extra charge, including CentOS, Fedora Core, Debian, and many other Linux distributions or BSD systems FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD.

Elevology typically uses CentOS for all of our Linux Dedicated Servers unless requested otherwise by our client. Support for any of the operating systems above typically depends on the level of management offered with a particular dedicated server plan. Operating system support may include updates to the core system in order to acquire the latest security fixes, patches, and system-wide vulnerability resolutions. Updates to core operating systems include kernel upgrades, service packs, application updates, and security patches that keep the server secure and safe. Operating system updates and support relieves the burden of server management from the dedicated server owner.

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