Top 10 Dedicated Server Hosting 2012

Rank Web Hosting Provider Core Specs Features
1 SoftLayer CPU: Xeon 3460 4x2.80GHz
RAM: 2 GB HDD: 250 GB
Price: $179.00
1 Dedicated IP,
Wide Choice of OS,
3 TB Bandwidth
2 Rackspace CPU: 1x Dual-Core Processor
RAM: 8 GB HDD: 3x73 GB
Price: $769.00/mo
Managed Dedicated,
Managed Backup,
2 TB Bandwidth
3 WebNX CPU: Intel i7 2600 3.4 GHz
RAM: 4 GB HDD: 500 GB
Price: $159.99
5 Dedicated IPs,
5 TB Bandwidth
4 Liquid Web CPU: Intel i5 2.8 GHz
RAM: 2 GB HDD: 500 GB
Price: $189.00
Managed Hosting,
16 Dedicated IPs,
6 TB Bandwidth
5 iWeb CPU: i3 Dual core 2.93Ghz
RAM: 2 GB HDD: 320 GB
Price: $99.00
10 TB Bandwidth,
6 Dedicated IPs
6 SingleHop CPU: Xeon Quad Core X3430
RAM: 8 GB HDD: 500 GB
Price: $209.00
10 TB Bandwidth,
5 Dedicated IPs
7 Limestone Networks CPU: Xeon X3430 - 2.4 GHz
RAM: 4 GB HDD: 500 GB
Price: $184.00
3 TB Bandwidth,
8 Dedicated IPs
8 ServerBeach CPU: Dual Xeon 5520DQC
RAM: 6 GB HDD: 250 GB
Price: 229.00
Free Setup,
Choice of DC,
2.5 TB Bandwidth
9 CaroNet CPU: Xeon 3050
RAM: 2 GB HDD: 250 GB
Price: $204.00
4 TB Bandwidth,
24/7/265 Support
10 FDC SERVERS CPU: Dual core Intel E5200
RAM: 4 GB HDD: 1.5 TB
Price: $89.00
fast & free setup,
5 Dedicated IPs

What is Dedicated Server Hosting?

In dedicated server hosting customer leases an entire server from a web hosting provider. Hardware is owned by the web hosting company. He does not share resources like disk space, bandwith with anyone else thus resulting in better performance. It allows complete control over the server and provides administrative authority. Client can install the softwares according to his requirements. Dedicated server hosting is most flexible hosting solution but it is more expensive than other types of web hosting.

Advantages of dedicated hosting

Server is not shared with others. It is more secure, reliable and allows complete control over the server and its resouces.

Disadvantages of dedicated hosting

Dedicated hosting is costly. It requires heigher skills.

Types of Dedicated Servers

Managed Dedicated Servers

Managed dedicated hosting is a service that includes the hardware, software, and ongoing upkeep of a dedicated server. Hosting Companies that provide managed dedicated hosting employ full-time system administrators that actively monitor and maintain dedicated servers. It includes software updates, operating system updates, backup services etc. It is more expensive than Unmanaged dedicated server hosting.

Unmanaged Dedicated Servers

Unmanaged servers are monitored and maintained by the client himself . The hosting provider generally either does not provide support for the server or provides very limited support. Hardware replacement, however, is the responsibility of the hosting company. It is best suitalbe for those that have time and experience required to keep up a dedicated server.