Dedicated Servers

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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.


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.

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FAQ: Dedicated Server

  • What are the benefits of a dedicated server from 1&1?

    Dedicated servers from 1&1 are aimed at those who desire powerful performance and fantastic reliability in order to give their website the best possible speed and dependability. A big advantage of using a dedicated server is the benefit of unlimited traffic, as regardless of the amount of data going to or from your server.

    Not only is Parallels® Plesk Panel 12, the world's foremost software for professional server admin, included in your dedicated server hosting, but keep in mind that our 1&1 support team is on hand 24/7. For any advice, concerns or even for what are dedicated servers useful for, please contact our expert team via phone or email.

    State of the art data centers in the US are highly proficient and reliable, giving you the reassurance that the data kept on your dedicated server is in safe hands. A 1&1 Cisco based firewall is included, but should any unlikely errors arise, monitoring systems will alert you by email. The monitoring of your dedicated server can also be achieved through your desktop or even via a mobile app for smartphones.
  • What kind of processing power do dedicated servers have?

    As a customer, you have a wide choice of incredibly high-tech and dynamic systems. 1&1 provides only the most powerful and best dedicated server hosting; and we operate on the latest generation of processors from AMD and Intel®. AMD systems in particular include up to 32 cores, and Intel® E5 Xeon technology comes with up to 24 virtual cores.

    Your dedicated serving hosting is in good hands, as Intel® processors are brand new with 1&1. These particular processors contain strong stability with powerful vCores and are designed to highly minimize long waiting times. These new processors will actually provide a 30% upgrade in performance from the previous generation of processors. The built-in technology can run two arithmetic operations at the same time, giving the impression that there is actually double the amount of cores.

    In addition, brand new processors from AMD are available as of now and highly suitable for the top performance requirements you have for your dedicated server. The vCores are based on the 'Piledriver' architecture, and can be coupled with an optional SSD hard drive.
  • How secure is dedicated hosting with 1&1?

    1&1 prides itself on its commitment to safety and security on dedicated servers. Our data centers are renowned in the US as being among the safest and most modern. The safeguarding of dedicated server hosting data is strengthened by redundant technology, which means that if one hardware component fails, another one automatically takes its place.

    For further peace of mind regarding your dedicated server, 1&1 offers several optional extras designed to boost security and backups. 1&1 Professional Backup is individually configurable to your requirements, contains unlimited backup and storage and is available for both Linux and Windows systems.

    FTP Storage is an incredibly fast and secure option for backing up your data, which contains access from the 1&1 server and no artificial bandwidth restriction. Even more FTP storage space can be added to your dedicated hosting any time you like. Lastly, a 1&1 SSL certificate is our best optional extra for dedicated servers, containing 256-bit encryption for the most professional data protection. The SSL certificate is powered by QuickSSL® Premium from GeoTrust®, the leading provider in their field.

    Take a look at our 3D guide to our data center in Kansas City, which gives detailed information and specs regarding our dedication to keeping your dedicated server data safe and secure.
  • 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.
  • Are there cheap dedicated servers available?

    Definitely- 1&1 caters to all types of budgets and plans. Our entry-level dedicated servers are low on cost, but still deliver on high performance and quality. Our cheapest dedicated server is the AMD Dual Core, with a formidable operating speed and generous RAM and hard disk space.

    For medium and larger projects, however, we suggest the Intel® dedicated servers, with more than enough power and storage to handle your projects. No matter your price range, all dedicated servers are included with RAID free of charge.

    Dedicated hosting doesn't get any more professional or high-end than our Business Line by Dell™. If you need to reach the top performance demands for your website, then the dedicated servers with brand new Intel® processors are the best dedicated server 1&1 has to offer, with nearly double the amount of CPU, RAM and hard disk space than our entry level dedicated servers. These top of the line dedicated servers include RAID 6, as opposed to RAID 1 with our other dedicated web hosting versions.