But a company looking for more power and control may need a service provider who offers dedicated hosting. With dedicated hosting, a client rents a server from a dedicated hosting provider, and has exclusive use of that server’s resources. The provider works with the client to give them the CPU, RAM, and disk space that they need. The provider builds and maintains the server, eliminating a business’ upfront cost of purchasing their own.
Microsoft offers software licenses through a program called the Service Provider License Agreement. The SPLA model provides use of Microsoft products through a monthly user or processor based fee. SPLA software includes the Windows Operating System, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint and shoutcast hosting, and many other server based products.
*This promotional offer allows you to benefit from a preferential rate equivalent, to a discount of $6 (ex. tax), when renting an EG-16 Dedicated Server. Offer valid for new orders with initial payment of the total price applicable to the subscription period (excluding renewals) of Dedicated Servers hosted in our datacentres located in France (Roubaix, Gravelines, Strasbourg), Canada (Beauharnois), Germany (Frankfurt), Poland (Warsaw) and the UK (London). Offer applies to orders placed between 28th January 2019, 14:00 GMT, and 11th February 2019, 14:00 GMT, subject to the availability of the chosen server, with the time at which the order is processed by OVH used as proof in the event of a dispute. Preferential rate valid until the service is renewed. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers. To subscribe, you will need to accept the OVH contractual conditions.
Availability, price and employee familiarity often determines which operating systems are offered on dedicated servers. Variations of Linux and Unix (open source operating systems) are often included at no charge to the customer. Commercial operating systems include Microsoft Windows Server, provided through a special program called Microsoft SPLA. Red Hat Enterprise is a commercial version of Linux offered to hosting providers on a monthly fee basis. The monthly fee provides OS updates through the Red Hat Network using an application called Yum. Other operating systems are available from the open source community at no charge. These include CentOS, Fedora Core, Debian, and many other Linux distributions or BSD systems FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD.