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Dedicated Servers

Benefit from maximum security, great reliability and easy system management in all dedicated server plans
From £30/month
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Learn more about our latest generation of hardware, processors and operating systems

The best performance for your server applications - We offer a wide range of different processors designed for long-term, continuous operation in servers, providing you with a high level of performance in addition to great reliability. We always put our trust in products from Intel and AMD, who are known for their high-performance processors.

HDD vs. SSD

Has the time come for SSDs to replace HDDs?
Solid state disks or drives (SSDs) have been gaining popularity because they solve many tasks much more efficiently than conventional hard disk drives (HDDs). Strictly speaking, SSDs are not hard drives at all, but have been described as devices whose memory chips and advanced controller mimic a conventional hard drive, almost like a high-capacity USB stick or flash drive. Whereas HDDs have spinning parts and save data electromechanically, SSDs store persistent data electronically on flash memory using integrated circuits (ICs).

Helping you to get the most out of your server
Solid state drives offer immediate access to data and greater stability due to the lack of moving components that could fail or break. As controllers are used to retrieve information from microchips, I/O rates and access times are much higher than could be attained with hard disk drives and therefore your server's processing power and bandwidth can be fully utilized. The SSD saves all cached data in the process of being written prior to shutting down, which minimizes data loss due to power issues. Devoid of mechanical and optical devices, there is no significant heat, noise or vibration to negatively impact on server performance.

Does your project need an SSD?
SSDs are the right choice as far as servers with frequently accessed files (e.g. large read-intensive file-based databases, storage indexes and high-end storage) are concerned. Read times for data are taking place at previously unimaginable speeds with the right controller technology: reduced read latency times, boot times and application launch times are achieved leading to improved search engine rankings and conversion rates.

High in traffic and in I/O rates
SSDs are perfect for content-rich, dynamic and interactive websites that attract high numbers of visitors making use of interactive elements, transactions and web applications such as video streaming/conferencing, virtual client support and big data analytics. Its electronic data saving process minimizes data errors and ensures data integrity. Finally, an SSD can be used as a high-performance cache and device for data center storage upgrades.

What the Intel® SSD DC S3500 / DC S3520 series offers
This Intel series of data center SSDs is all about speed and reliability. Known for its demanding application workloads, web hosting is where the SSD DC S3500 and DC S3520 excel. Websites load quickly thanks to 20nm and 16 nm 3D NAND flash technology and sequential read and write speeds of up to 500 MB/s and 450 MB/s, respectively. Security features have been devised with enterprises in mind so your data is protected end-to-end against loss and corruption by multiple secure checkpoints and separate memory areas reserved for redundant data storage. In addition, the DC S3500 / DC S3520 series combines enhanced power-loss data protection with built-in capacitors, providing a short period of backup power to the drive allowing it to finish operations in the event of power loss.

Operating Systems

Linux: 1&1 Linux Dedicated Servers come with the CentOS 6 (64-bit) operating system pre-installed by default. Versions of Debian, openSUSE and Ubuntu are also available.

Managed by 1&1: If necessary, 1&1's Linux experts can take the administrative role of your server for you. With this service you still have access to the configuration of your applications at any time.

Windows: 1&1 Windows Dedicated Servers come with the Windows Server 2016 operating system pre-installed by default. Other versions are also available.

Maximum flexibility with full root access: 1&1 Dedicated Servers offer full root access (Linux) or administrator access (Windows). You can install any programs or services with full control over access and users.

Plesk ONYX: The simple but powerful web interface of Plesk provides fast administration for all server functionality. In just a few clicks you can access user accounts and settings, install your own programs and monitor applications in live operation.

Admin Service

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You describe your problem to us

We develop solutions and check feasibility

You receive an individualized offer to meet your requirements

After you agree, we start implementing

You will only be charged after successful completion

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FAQ: Dedicated Server

  • What are dedicated servers from 1&1?

    A dedicated server, otherwise known as dedicated hosting, gives customers the opportunity to take comprehensive control of any hosting needs. Offering unparalleled storage, security and dedicated server hosting, 1&1's range of powerful packages are designed to provide everything you need to enjoy continued success.

    Offering a choice of operating systems combined with the latest server technology, cheap dedicated servers also give you the option of choosing either managed servers or full root access servers, depending on how much time you wish to dedicate to operational administration. A full root access dedicated server gives you ultimate flexibility and full access to the information stored within the 1&1 Data Centre, however, should you require a little more guidance, our Linux experts are here to help you administer your managed server and dedicated hosting.

    Administrative tasks are made simple with Plesk, the world's leading software for professional dedicated server administration. Plesk provides a user-friendly web interface for optimised management alongside a host of powerful administration tools. Free support is also on-hand, meaning that, in the unlikely event that a problem arises, you can contact our experts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • How are 1&1 Dedicated Servers managed?

    Depending upon your preferences and requirements, 1&1 offers a selection of dedicated server options that can either be managed yourself or by 1&1. These include Linux and Windows-based systems alongside dedicated, 1&1 Managed Servers that provide the same great features but require less maintenance.

    Our premium Linux dedicated server provides full root access under the CentOS 6 64-bit operating system. Alternative operating systems such openSUSE and Ubuntu are also available should you have a particular preference or specific requirements for your dedicated hosting. Our Windows-based cheap dedicated servers also offer full root access under the Windows Server® 2016 Standard operating system. Both options offer lightning-fast speeds and excellent storage capacities to ensure your website runs smoothly at all times.

    Finally, for customers who have less experience with dedicated server administration but require the same levels of performance and power, 1&1 offers fully managed dedicated hosting that comes pre-configured and ready to go. All of the management, administration and maintenance is taken care of by our experts and can be configured by you via the 1&1 Control Panel.
  • What kind of security measures does 1&1 implement within a dedicated server?

    Security, of course, is extremely important to the continued functionality and accessibility of your website. Thankfully, the 1&1 Data Centres are among the safest and most efficient in the world, ensuring that your dedicated server for the UK provides uninterrupted access to your website thanks to its geo-redundant structure and superb 300 Gbit/s external connectivity speeds.

    A number of optional extras can be added on to your server, giving you access to powerful hardware solutions combined with professional services. These include a 1&1 professional backup service that allows unlimited, individually configurable backup of your data through either Windows or Linux, as well as additional FTP storage options without artificial bandwidth restriction, and professional SSL certification providing data protection with 256-bit encryption.

    Alongside these features, 1&1 gives you the opportunity to monitor your dedicated server performance remotely and whilst on the move. This is achieved through the 1&1 Mobile Monitoring app or on any accessible web browser. Here, you will be able to monitor the availability of your best dedicated servers and services dating back seven days. Additionally, customers who take advantage of the free app for iPhone and Android will receive automatic notifications of any status changes within their dedicated server.
  • Does 1&1 provide DDoS protection for dedicated servers?

    Here at 1&1, we understand how important it is to keep data secure, and for web owners to feel certain that their work is protected from hackers and viruses. We are well aware of the different types of protection needed for any server, and offer sophisticated security measures against one of the worst threats to servers and networks, a DDoS attack. A DDoS attack could completely shut down an entire website and interfere with the bandwidth. That's why 1&1 protects our dedicated servers from DDoS attacks. A dedicated server with DDOS protection from 1&1 prevents a DDoS attack that could overload and harm the database. By default, 1&1's dedicated servers have anti DDoS protection to keep your network safe from any kind of DDoS attack, no matter how small. If you have any more questions regarding the security of our servers, you can contact the free help center via email or telephone 24/7.
  • How can 1&1 help me make the most of my dedicated server hosting?

    1&1 has a comprehensive range of features, tools and utilities to help you make the most of whichever dedicated server hosting package you decide upon. For instance, should you wish to expand your dedicated server as your website grows, then 1&1 can provide additional IP addresses, domains as fixed Internet addresses and a wealth of backup and security options to ensure your all-important data is always safe.

    Alongside these features, all of our UK dedicated servers come with a powerful suite of marketing tools including the 1&1 Merchandise Shop, 1&1 Webtool and 1&1 SEO Pro – all of which are designed to help your website grow and enjoy continued success. These tools complement our powerful FTP protocol to upload your data alongside the 1&1 SiteAnalytics and 1&1 e-mail marketing tools.

    Finally, 1&1 also provides a range of professional database and programming tools to ensure you can really get to grips with your site. These include PHP 7, Perl and Python script languages alongside MySQL 5 database support and a range of customer applications, so you can be sure that your dedicated hosting is ready for whatever you can throw at it.
  • Does 1&1 offer continued support after I have committed to a dedicated server?

    Whatever your level of experience with dedicated hosting, you can rest assured that 1&1 will offer you all of the support and help you need – whenever you need it. Technical agents are available via 24/7 phone support and our free e-mail support to answer any questions or technical queries you may have regarding dedicated web hosting or any other product. Whether you have questions about your dedicated server hosting or any other service, 1&1 is here to help.

    1&1 has been offering fantastic products and unbeatable service since 2001 – with each year bringing the latest technologies to ensure both our continued growth, and yours. As industry leaders committed to fantastic customer care, at 1&1 we're proud to offer great value for money without compromising our core values or products.

    Our comprehensive support system has been recognised with a host of awards, meaning that 1&1 is a company you can trust to help you get started and enjoy continued success. Should you require further information about our dedicated server packages, or any of our products, do not hesitate to give us a call. Begin your 1&1 journey with dedicated server hosting today, and get your website off to the best possible start.