Dedicated servers still have a place alongside cloud options. It also gives you the best value for money for the resources that you receive and we can customise the hardware to meet your exact requirements.
You can either use a dedicated server as a stand alone box, combine a cluster to create a highly-secure private cloud or add them on to your cloud package and create a hybrid system with the best of both worlds.
Our infrastructure team will work with you to design a solution that meets your specific business needs. We are able to design both simple and highly complex server infrastructure including the option to scale RAM, CPU and disk storage.
We also provide the option of RAID (in case a disk fails), KVM (for remote control), load-balancing (for highly-demanding websites), dedicated firewalls, dedicated VPNs (for a dedicated network) and many more options.
A dedicated server is a physical network-grade computer optimised to 'serve' web pages, database queries, etc. to end-users. Intrahost dedicated servers are mounted in a tall rack/cabinet in one of our UK data centres.
The server is connected to dual power feeds (backed up by battery and diesel generator), dual, diversely-routed Internet connections and is protected by N+1 air conditioning, VESDA smoke detection and 24/7 onsite security.
This should not be confused with a cloud server which uses software to allow multiple customers to control a portion of a machine.
Custom requirement dedicated servers do have a minimum 12 month contract. Our in-stock dedicated servers currently operate on a 30 day rolling contract.
Provided it’s in line with our terms and conditions you can use your server for whatever you like – whether it be developing websites for other people, hosting your business website or even setting up an online store. Please note that we are only able to offer support for the server and the applications it is supplied with.
Yes. You get full administrative access to your dedicated server. You have full control, but please note that you are responsible for any changes that you make. If you are unsure, ask Intrahost about our optional Full Server Management service.
Yes. You can add additional memory, if it is an available option. MS-SQL server can also be installed after initial installation. The CPU cannot be upgraded, although you may be able to upgrade to a higher spec. server before the end of your contract. Hard Disk upgrades will usually require re-installing the Operating System.
We keep a quantity of servers in stock, which means we should have your server online often with 48 hours, but during busy times it may take a little longer.