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The dedicated server reinvented with all the features you crave — full API control, load balancing, 8-minute deployment — paired with transparent pay-as-you-go billing.
Enjoy a level of flexibility only previously possible in the virtual cloud. And, as always, you can still count on 100% dedicated server performance.
All of our servers come with RAID technology so that your business-critical data is safe and accessible when needed.
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Advanced data center-grade storage technology and the latest generation of processors ensure enhanced server performance, scalability and blazing-fast data access times. Choose from high-capacity HDD storage, reliable SSD or high-speed NVMe options.
A range of reliable Intel® processors from the Xeon® E3 up to high-end scalable Xeon® Gold and Silver CPUs provide the ideal platform for any workload.
AMD fan? Configure your server with a range of AMD Ryzen Pro and Epyc processors that supply peak performance, no matter the use case.
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Ideal uses for your dedicated server
Running websites with high performance demands
Operating medium-sized eCommerce sites
Extending dedicated hardware with cloud functionality
Everything else from local IT infrastructure to remote server solutions
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Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) means that you only pay for what you actually use. This applies to both the package you’ve booked and the duration you’ve booked it for. Your usage is calculated to the minute. As soon as you delete the server, the costs cease. Since you can cancel at any time, you have full control over the costs.
What’s important to know when it comes to pay-as-you-go offers, is that the server must be deleted unless you want to continue to be charged. If you only stop or switch off your dedicated server, the server is still reserved for you and you will still have to pay for it. Deleting the server is the only way to ensure no more costs are incurred as it is then able to be used by someone else.
A dedicated server is one that the user has exclusive access to. In other words, the installed resources and components (CPU, RAM, storage, network access, etc.) are exclusively available to a single dedicated server user.
The advantages of this are:
- There are no other users depending on your hardware
- The price/performance ratio of dedicated servers is better than that of virtual servers
- A high level of computing power is available
Unlike a dedicated server, a private cloud is a virtualized environment.
The latter is suitable if you operate multiple logically separate, individual software applications on their own hardware which do not require many resources.
If you run a larger or performance-intensive application on your hardware, a dedicated server is recommended.
The access to your system and your information takes place…
- with Linux servers via an encrypted connection with SSH
- with Windows servers via RDP.
Should a problem occur with the network or the firewall, a KVM VNC console is also available to ensure access.
Since this is a product with root access, you are free to install applications of your choice (within the scope of the general terms and conditions). Dedicated server use cases include:
- web servers
- email marketing platforms
- game servers
- video streaming platforms
- building a forum or a community
- as development environments for online stores
Yes, virtualization using a hypervisor or virtual machine monitor (VMM) is possible with all IONOS dedicated server plans that include Intel Scalable processors and AMD Epyc processors. The corresponding packages come with the technical foundation required to create virtual machines on your dedicated server using a hypervisor and to manage their resources. In addition, you can use almost any hypervisor except for Hyper-V. Due to Microsoft’s license terms, you cannot currently use Hyper-V as a hypervisor in combination with IONOS dedicated server plans.
Thanks to the hypervisor or virtual machine monitor (VMM), you can set up several different, completely isolated virtual machines with various operating systems. You can operate them in parallel on a single host system (in this case, it would be on your dedicated server). The virtual servers share their powerful hardware resources (processing power, RAM, disk space, network components), but cannot access files from another virtual machine that is running in parallel. This ensures that only individual virtual machines are affected if there is a program error or contamination during software testing, for example. The other virtual machines or test environments being managed on your dedicated server using a hypervisor remain protected and continue to work uninterrupted.
General information on hypervisors is also available in the Help Center.
Extensive information on the topic of virtualization can also be found in our Digital Guide.
This is a perfectly valid question. What both products have in common is that they offer the respective user a very high level of performance. The dedicated hosting server product is an extension of our shared web hosting offer, where users receive a web server managed by IONOS. Users get hardware for the operation of their website applications that they do not have to share with anyone.
The dedicated server — whose computing power and resources are entirely exclusive — is distinguished by its root access to the system and the ability to install and administer all applications yourself.
Dedicated server hosting, on the other hand, offers enormous performance capacity, which is provided by software administered by us (OS, web server, database, SFTP, etc.).
The following options contribute to the effective data protection of your business-critical services:
- Your data traffic with the server is encrypted as long as you establish a domain secured with the included SSL Wildcard Certificate.
- In the Cloud Panel, you define the rules for your firewall yourself.
- Our network is equipped with extensive intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems.
- Our SIEM software constantly monitors and analyzes security alerts, guaranteeing users high availability and secure products.
- Our data centers are ISO certified according to strict standards.
- 100 % protection against DDOS attacks is currently not possible.
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