Dedicated servers & Managed server web hosting

Budget hosting plans are generally good for hosting 1-3 blogs depending on traffic.

Quality hosting plans will support up to 10-15 blogs depending on traffic.

Above that, we recommend you run your own dedicated server in order to get best performance for your blogs and/or other web applications.

Top dedicated and managed server offers

Web HostHosting companyPriceRAMHDTransferIps
InMotion Dedicated$ 99.99/month8GB1,000GB7.2K SATA36TB/mo5
BlueHost Dedicated$ 79.99/month4GB500GB5TB/mo3
Liquidweb$ 199.00/month16GBDDR3250GBSSD5TB/mo1
A2 Hosting Dedicated$ 99.59/month8GB1,000GBOptional SSD10TB/mo2
HostGator$ 119.00/month8GB1,000GBUnlimitedTB/mo1

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Dedicated server processors

When it comes to choosing a dedicated server, choosing between the offerings can be daunting, especially when looking at the processors! There are so many that it's almost impossible to compare them.

  • There are two manufacturers with different technologies
  • They each have several different product lines
  • They have the same processors with different numbers of cores
  • They have the same processors with different added features
  • Within each product line there are different generations of chips
  • Within each generation there are different clock speeds

It used to be relatively easy: 486 was better than 386 which was better than 286... but there are no numbers any more. Only cryptic names and multiple variations. If you're not a CPU geek, you're doomed...

My advice for most dedicated servers would be this: go for the one that has the most RAM. Then only try to compare processors. RAM is much more important than you'd think for servers, especially if you have database driven apps.

Now, what I frequently miss is a rough guide to what CPU is newer/better than which others. I tried to put this together below...

As I understand it, here's how I'd order the Intel processors, from the best to the weakest:

  1. Itanium
  2. Xeon
  3. Core2 Extreme
  4. Core2 Quad
  5. Core2 Duo
  6. Pentium Extreme
  7. Pentium Dual-Core
  8. Pentium D
  9. Pentium 4 HT Extreme
  10. Pentium 4 HT
  11. Celeron Dual-Core
  12. Celeron D
  13. Celeron

Here's how I believe you could roughly rank AMD processors (from best to weakest):

  1. Opteron Quad Core
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How customers get verified upon web hosting purchases

We receive a lot of feedback and comments from people purchasing a webhosting account for the first time. One of the most misunderstood events is customer verification. Here is the why and how about this sensitive topic.

Why do customers get verified?

Web hosting is a very legitimate need for most individuals and businesses. Unfortunately it is also an urgent need for hackers and spammers of many kinds. These people will always try to sign up for cheap hosting accounts, especially if there is an x months for free promo. Worse: they will also sign up for more expensive hosting accounts using stolen credit card info!

This is why hosting companies have to remain vigilant about every sign up they get. Unfortunately, this is why you may also have to provide additional info upon signup, which could extend your signup process from a few minutes to a couple of days. For your own safety though...

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Hosting plan details

InMotion Dedicated

InMotion Dedicated

$ 99.99/mo
All-SSD Servers

InMotion Dedicated

« Our powerful dedicated servers are built to handle any situation - from small applications, to high volume websites. We use only reliable Dell servers that are factory-built and tested. Coupled with FREE server setup by our Managed Hosting team, we're here to ensure your server matches your needs so that you can achieve your goals. »

Free Custom Server Setup • Get RAM, SSD & SAS drive upgrades • Managed Hosting available

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BlueHost Dedicated

BlueHost Dedicated

$ 79.99/mo

BlueHost Dedicated

« With an entire Bluehost server at your disposal, your websites can experience the best performance imaginable while you enjoy the advanced control and security you need. »

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Liquidweb

Liquidweb

$ 199.00/mo
 

Liquidweb

“Dedicated server users can choose Linux or Windows operating systems and will experience the paramount peace of mind provided by our 24x7 Proactive Sonar Monitoring® and ServerSecure® server hardening. These fully managed dedicated server features are available in Single Processor, Dual Processor and Quad Processor setups and all come backed by our SLA, one of the most comprehensive in web hosting, featuring a 100% Uptime guarantee, 30 minute or less Heroic Support® response and full hardware replacement.”

SSD Drive • Fully Managed: CentOS or Windows Server • Self Managed: Ubuntu or Debian

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A2 Hosting Dedicated

$ 99.59/mo

A2 Hosting Dedicated

« With root access and your choice of Linux OS, run your server how you want. Don't worry about your hardware; our Smart System Notifier monitors your server 24/7 to ensure it's ultra-reliable. Order now and you should even have access to your server in 30-minutes or less!. »

CentOS / Debian / Fedora / Gentoo / Slackware / Ubuntu • Managed Hosting available

NOTE: We recommend the "Unmanaged Flex Server" because the "Semi Dedicated Server" is not a real dedicated server (for example: no root access, virtual RAM...)

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HostGator

$ 119.00/mo

HostGator

« HostGator uses Dell PowerEdge servers for it's dedicated servers which come fully managed with award winning 24/7/365 support. Choose from either a Linux (CentOS) server with cPanel/WHM control panel or a Windows Server 2008 with Plesk control panel. Servers are pre-configured with all updates, and a firewall for added security. Full root/admin access. Sign up today and get free setup and your server will be delivered in less than 24 hours! »

2x 250 GB Hard drives • 100 Mbps Uplink • Linux cPanel, Linux Plesk, or Windows Plesk • Fantastico

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