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 for June 24, 2019Updated daily!

Web HostHosting company
Hosting Plan
PriceRAMHDTransferIpsSee details
InMotion$ 105.69/month8
GBDDR3
500
GBSSD
6
TB/mo
5Fully Customizable
Liquidweb$ 199.00/month16
GBDDR3
500
GBSSD
5
TB/mo
1Additional Backup Drive
BlueHost$ 79.99/month4
GB
500
GB
5
TB/mo
3No SSD!
Hosting & Designs$ 79.00/month32
GB
250
GBSSD
Unlimited2Managed option
A2 Hosting$ 99.59/month8
GB
1 000
GBOptional SSD
10
TB/mo
2Fully customizable
HostGator$ 118.99/month8
GB
1 000
GB
Unlimited1Semi-Managed Option

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What Linux distribution am I running?

Sometimes you will be given a dedicated server or a VPS and you won't know exactly which flavor or distribution of Linux it is running.

Here is how you can find out when logged in through SSH:

# uname -a

This generally won't tell you as much as you'd like.

# cat /proc/version

This will generally tell you more than you'd like.

Once you know that you are running Red Hat for example, you can get to the point with:

# cat /etc/redhat-release

Or on Debian:

# cat /etc/debian_version

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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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Hosting plan details

InMotion Dedicated Essential

InMotion Dedicated Essential

$ 105.69/mo


Control Panel: cPanel

Fully Customizable

InMotion Dedicated Essential

« 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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Liquidweb Dedicated

Liquidweb Dedicated

$ 199.00/mo


Control Panel:

Additional Backup Drive

Liquidweb Dedicated

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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BlueHost Dedicated Standard

BlueHost Dedicated Standard

$ 79.99/mo


Control Panel: cPanel

No SSD!

BlueHost Dedicated Standard

« 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. »

Current Prices and Promotions for BlueHost Dedicated Standard Updated daily!
Selected hosting package: Standard
Payment planMonthlyTotal price
12 Month Contract$ 99.99 /mo$ 1199.88
24 Month Contract$ 89.99 /mo$ 2159.76
36 Month Contract$ 79.99 /mo$ 2879.64

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Hosting & Designs

Hosting & Designs

$ 79.00/mo


Control Panel: CPanel

Managed option

Hosting & Designs

« Run your business. We manage your server.
Server load & slowness troubleshooting, Data migration service & support, Boot-up & hardware failure troubleshooting, Script errors & website troubleshooting, Email & DNS setup/configuration, Software upgrades & patches, Firewall, Brute Force Detection, AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment), Logwatch Installation and configuration, ClamAV (virus scanner), Network related troubleshooting
$20 per month, no contract + Cpanel »

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Selected hosting package: Intel Xeon E3-1230v2
Payment planMonthlyTotal price
12 Month Contract$ 79.00 /mo$ 948.00

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A2 Hosting Dedicated Unmanaged

$ 99.59/mo


Control Panel:

Fully customizable

A2 Hosting Dedicated Unmanaged

« 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 Value Server

$ 118.99/mo


Control Panel: cPanel/WHM

Semi-Managed Option

HostGator Value Server

« 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

Current Prices and Promotions for HostGator Value Server Updated daily!
Selected hosting package: Value Server
Payment planMonthlyTotal price
12 Month Contract$ 138.99 /mo$ 1667.88
24 Month Contract$ 128.99 /mo$ 3095.76
36 Month Contract$ 118.99 /mo$ 4283.64

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