Dedicated servers can be used for any hosting purpose that you have and Webhosting.uk.com offers a wide choice of servers that can be used for simple website hosting, database hosting, email hosting, file hosting and a variety of other applications. By choosing a dedicated hosting server from us, you will be able to customise the resource design of your server to match your specific needs so that you can have your own tailor made web hosting service. All of our dedicated servers are based around the latest technologies available to guarantee you good value for money and a dedicated server with a level of performance that is going to surpass your expectations.
Webhosting.uk.coms' dedicated servers are housed at our Tier 4 data centre, which is located at Maidenhead, Berkshire. This state-of-the-art data centre has been designed to provide the most suitable environment for our servers so that they are able to work at maximum efficiency to offer you the best level of performance achievable.
UK dedicated servers from Webhosting.uk.com use the latest hardware from Dell and HP to ensure that you get the fastest dedicated servers available without having to pay a premium. Affordable yet reliable web hosting is one of our core principles and it is because of this that we will only ever use genuine hardware.
As we are a provider of managed dedicated servers, you have full access to our 24x7 support team who can assist you with any issues or enquiries that you may have surrounding your web hosting service. The support team that we employ consists of only the most highly trained individuals because we believe that high quality customer service is one of the key aspects that need to be fulfilled in order for customers to trust us.
Dedicated Servers - Features
Choice of Operating Systems
Webhosting.uk.com can offer you a choice of operating systems with your dedicated hosting server, with Windows Server 2008 and several different Linux distributions available to all customers. Choosing Windows Server 2008 will carry an additional premium because this is a piece of commercial software requiring a license key, whereas most Linux distributions are open source which means that you won't have to pay to use these operating systems. We can offer you any Linux distribution with your dedicated web server, so long as you can provide us with the necessary media if it can't be downloaded from the internet.
The operating system that you choose for your dedicated hosting server will impact on the method used to directly access your dedicated environment remotely. Linux dedicated servers provide root access which is obtainable through SSH, with Windows dedicated servers offering Remote Desktop access directly to the Windows GUI. Root/administrator access is seen as being one of the staple features offered by dedicated hosting that isn't achievable with other forms of web hosting and is the key to tapping into the power that a dedicated server can offer.
Using a control panel with your server can simplify some of the processes that you have to perform as part of your server maintenance schedule and can open more doors to you, for example most control panels can be used to offer web hosting. We offer cPanel for Linux servers because we believe that this is one of the most efficient applications available for the purposes of web hosting and is an intuitive interface for clients and server administrators to become accustomed to. Plesk is available for our Windows server customers and includes a host of features similar to cPanel including web hosting plan and account management, but with added features specific to the Windows platform including Microsoft SQL Server and ASP.NET integration.
Web Application Hosting
With a dedicated web server you can install support for any scripting language that is compatible with the platform that you have chosen. Web developers often have their own preferences as to which scripting languages they would like to use for their web applications and with a dedicated web server you can host pretty much any web application, regardless of the language that has been used to develop it. Furthermore, the resources of a dedicated hosting server guarantee that your web application can be used by thousands of users simultaneously without even leaving a dent in the performance of your server.
Database Server Hosting
There may be a sole purpose for which you need a dedicated hosting, one of which could be a database server. As database servers are secondary databases in terms of the loads placed on them, introducing a secondary server for the hosting of your database can boost the performance and uptime of your website dramatically. Any dedicated hosting server can be used for the purpose of MySQL Server hosting, often used as the backend for PHP web applications and other similar languages; on the other hand, if you are using Microsoft SQL Server databases, then Windows is the only operating system compatible with your specifications.
Adaptable Hardware and Resources
One of the most attractive features of our UK dedicated hosting plans is customisation that is available during the order process because this will enable you to tailor your server to meet your own specifications, guaranteeing that the applications and services that you have running on your server will have the power that they need to function properly. Features that can be customised include the amount of RAM on your server, hard drives and any associated options (i.e. RAID) and the bandwidth/transfer for your server.
Dedicated IP Addresses
Webhosting.uk.com's dedicated servers are accompanied by multiple IP addresses that you can use for any purpose on your server. There are certain scenarios in which a dedicated IP address is a necessity, for example if one of your websites requires a private SSL certificate, then a dedicated IP address will be required to necessitate this.
A dedicated server won't be shared with anyone else unless you explicitly wish to, for example to split the hosting bill. This puts you in a position that will allow you to use an array of tools to create a secure web hosting environment to prevent hackers from gaining access to any of the data hosted on your dedicated server. As well as the standard forms of software security available, a hardware firewall is available for your dedicated hosting server as an add-on.
High Uptime Guarantee
As uptime is one of the biggest deciders for any business purchasing a dedicated server, we offer a 99.95% uptime SLA with every dedicated server with the intention of assuring you of the availability of your website. This uptime level covers your server along with the network and power feeds; our fully managed support guarantee is designed to help you maximise the amount of uptime available to you.
Fully Managed Servers
Every dedicated hosting server from Webhosting.uk.com comes backed by our fully managed guarantee with the assurance that you will always have the support that you require available to you whenever required. Our 24x7 support team can be contacted through email, live chat and telephone so wherever you are, there will be some way in which you can raise an issue.
Our experienced support team is here to offer assistance to ensure that your expectations of dedicated server hosting are met in full and that you are using your server to its full effect. If you are migrating over to a dedicated server from another web hosting provider or web hosting plan, we help you with the migration process so that you are able to get your website setup and running on your dedicated server in no time at all.