A dedicated server allows a client the flexibility of customizing the server to the clients unique needs for CPU, RAM, disk space and software. With shared hosting, a customer is limited to the applications, software and operating environment already loaded on the server. They may either offer software a client doesn’t need or lack things that they do.
Line speed, billed on the 95th percentile, refers to the speed in which data flows from the server or device, measured every 5 minutes for the month, and dropping the top 5% of measurements that are highest, and basing the usage for the month on the next-highest measurement. This is similar to a median measurement, which can be thought of as a 50th percentile measurement (with 50% of measurements above, and 50% of measurements below), whereas this sets the cutoff at 95th percentile, with 5% of measurements above the value, and 95% of measurements below the value. This is also known as Burstable billing. Line speed is measured in bits per second (or kilobits per second, megabits per second or gigabits per second).
Migrating your sites with cPanel is fast and easy. Our support articles can easily walk you through a manual process if you prefer to do that yourself. But we also understand that migrating your content between hosts can be stressful for any developer or business. All Dedicated Servers come with FREE Launch Assist, which includes 2-4 hours of time that our System Admins can use to transfer your content.
All of these features may look impressive, but if you don't know what Dedicated Hosting is in the first place, these features probably don't matter much to you at all. When you purchase a Dedicated Server from A2 Hosting, you are getting all of the resources listed with the server plan of your choice. You do not share these resources with any other user or customer. The bandwidth, RAM and data transfer are for your use exclusively. With all of these resources at your disposal, you can expect your hosting service to be both highly reliable with top performance.
If you are a Linux master, then you probably will not need that much additional help. However, it is nice to get started up as fast as possible using some of the customized features of certain hosting providers. For example, Media Temple provides a control panel so that it is easy to monitor your website’s performance. You can install web monitoring tools on your own as well.
Oh, and let's not forget what else you get for paying a little less, with most game hosting providers - abysmal service, avoidance of the truth and attempts to shift blame when confronted with performance issues while still taking in money, then refusing refunds when all's said and done and people learn their lesson, and cancel their service with you.

Today's broadband connections demand faster and more reliable performance from your web site and email. We built our network for expandable capacity and throughput. Our data center connects to the Internet through 3 separate providers with an on demand capacity exceeding 7,500 MBits. We utilize BGP4 Smart Routing and can switch instantly and transparently away from any of our providers that experience latency or downtime. Our advanced knowledge and planning allow us to provide extremely fast and reliable service while still offering affordable web hosting.

Congestion – Server congestion is much less of an issue with a dedicated server, especially when compared to shared hosting options. With the latter, you often run the risk of congestion due to the traffic and usage levels of other websites or applications hosted on the same server, competing for bandwidth, disk space and CPU usage. The very nature of dedicated hosting ensures that this isn’t an issue. It also works the other way; if the website in question is resource heavy then dedicated hosting may be the answer to ensure that other websites aren’t disrupted.
[QUOTE=brocko;20363312]You could buy an old server and colo. RapidSwitch has a nice deal for £36 per month. [url]http://www.rapidswitch.com/Colocation.aspx[/url][/QUOTE] For colocation, I wouldn't go with RapidSwitch unless you have serious money to burn. While they're a very good and very professional host, there's a few hidden costs which they don't exactly tell you about when you sign up. Have a look at killercreation.co.uk. The guy who runs that - Justin - is possibly the nicest person you could ever meet. They also do standard dedicated servers which are a little more expensive than RapidSwitch, but the attitude of the company outweighs that imo. Where RapidSwitch are extremely professional, KillerCreation are much more down to earth and friendly.
*This promotional offer gives you free setup on Dedicated Server rental for So you Start E3-SAT-1-16, E3-SAT-1-32, E3-SAT-2-32, E3-SSD-2-32, E5-SAT-1-64, and E5-SSD-1-64 Dedicated Servers hosted in our datacentres situated in France (Roubaix, Gravelines, Strasbourg), and Dedicated Server rental for E3-SAT-1-32, E3-SAT-2-32, and E5-SAT-1-64 Dedicated Servers hosted in our datacentre situated in Canada (Beauharnois). This offer is only valid for new orders (excluding renewals) made between 14th January 2019, 14:00 GMT, and 28th January 2019, 14:00 GMT, subject to the availability of the server chosen, with the time at which the order is processed by So you Start used as proof in the event of a dispute. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other current promotional offers. To subscribe, you need to accept the So you Start contractual conditions.

We regularly examine customer bandwidth and disk space utilization data in a series of statistical analyses and use the results to define "normal". Although these tests vary from month to month, one thing remains constant: 99.95% of our customers fall into "normal" range. If your account's bandwidth or disk space utilization causes any concern, you will receive an email asking you to reduce usage. We strive to provide at least 48 hours notice to allow customers to make adjustments before we take any corrective action.
A dedicated server allows a client the flexibility of customizing the server to the clients unique needs for CPU, RAM, disk space and software. With shared hosting, a customer is limited to the applications, software and operating environment already loaded on the server. They may either offer software a client doesn’t need or lack things that they do.
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It doesn’t matter if this is your first server, or your next server, we recognize that it’s a major undertaking to launch your project flawlessly on a Dedicated Server. Our IT Professionals are here to offload your complex tasks such as transferring your application or website (Site Migration) to our servers, email server setup, application installation, enhanced server security setup or website caching. Other customers have used this service to optimize their projects and get even better performance out of their server. We can help optimize your site, stack and many well-known platforms including:

If you register a domain with Bluehost when signing up for a hosting account, there is a domain fee that is non-refundable. This not only covers our costs, but ensures that you won't lose your domain name. Regardless of the status of your hosting service, you'll be free to manage it, transfer it after any required lock periods, or simply point it elsewhere at your convenience. You retain ownership of your domain until the end of its registration period unless you elect to extend it. 


If you register a domain with Bluehost when signing up for a hosting account, there is a domain fee that is non-refundable. This not only covers our costs, but ensures that you won't lose your domain name. Regardless of the status of your hosting service, you'll be free to manage it, transfer it after any required lock periods, or simply point it elsewhere at your convenience. You retain ownership of your domain until the end of its registration period unless you elect to extend it. 

Recently, we've added more formal uptime monitoring to our review process, and the results show that most Web hosts do an excellent job of keeping sites up and running. If they don't, they suffer for it in our scoring. Even if they get everything else right, sites with uptime problems aren't eligible for high scores. All services suffer ups and downs, sometimes for reasons beyond their control. Those sites that fail to address the problem are penalized accordingly.
Most dedicated servers are packaged with a control panel. Control panels are often confused with management tools, but these control panels are actually web based automation tools created to help automate the process of web site creation and server management. Control panels should not be confused with a full server management solution by a dedicated hosting providers.
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