Dedicated Servers


Outgrown standard web hosting? Below are two options that allow you to scale up and become more serious about your online presence. VPS which is a Virtual Private Server is where you are sharing the resources of a server with fewer people than shared hosting and a Dedicated Hosting or a Dedicated Server is where you rent the whole server and no other tenant resides on it.

What is a dedicated server?

A dedicated server is used when your needs require a complete environment including the full hardware resources of an entire server. This could be the case if your current hosting plan has been frequently hitting its hardware limits due to traffic or other issues.

A dedicated server is ideal if you are hosting several websites, or a few websites that have a very high level of traffic in a short period of time, so having your own dedicated server brings stability to your online presence and is a great way to avoid your website failing and losing your potential revenue.

Digital Pacific offers several self – managed dedicated server plans and managed dedicated server plans, and also has a dedicated server wizard for customizable plans. For more information about dedicated servers and other hosting plans Digital Pacific offers, visit our blog article analysing our different offerings.

What is a VPS?

A VPS or Virtual Private Server, is a server that has been partitioned into smaller ‘virtual servers’. These are then used to house client’s websites. This is a similar setup to shared hosting, however the resources of the server are not shared. Instead they are divided up and allocated to each VPS for exclusive use, which means that one VPS clients performance will not be affected by another. This is unlike shared hosting where all clients have access to the entire servers hardware resources, so if one client is using most of the resources on the server, all other clients sites will be affected.

A VPS is a good ‘middle ground’ option between shared hosting and dedicated servers, Digital Pacific has several self-managed VPS and managed VPS plans available.

What is a managed service?

If you are not able to to manage and maintain your dedicated server, due to lack of knowledge or you just simply don’t have time, Digital Pacific offers a fully managed service to do the hard work for you. A managed service has:

  • Constant monitoring of your server, should anything go wrong our qualified engineers will investigate immediately to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
  • Server Backup Space, with 10GB complimentary backup space to ensure your vital files are protected should any irreparable damage be done.
  • Optional Automated Rapid Restore Server R1soft Backups for automated backups and continuous data protection.
  • Kernel and OS updates to ensure that your server has the latest patches installed.
  • Software Firewall that is fully customizable to defend against intruders on your server.
  • System Administration is available at an extra hourly cost.

For more details about managed services, see our Managed Dedicated Server Solutions.

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