What is a dedicated server?

Unlike normal hosting plans, which put many customers' accounts on a single server, a dedicated server is reserved exclusively for the account and usage of a single customer. This means that the dedicated server customer has exclusive rights to their server's bandwidth, memory, and storage space, and performance is not affected by traffic and the usage patterns of other customers.

When you purchase a dedicated server, you are actually leasing a server box that is configured and set up according to your preferences, but remains at our data center. A dedicated server account provides you with a dedicated IP address and full control of server usage and software installation, with admin (root) access to the server.

You can use a dedicated server for a wide variety of purposes, including gaming servers, database management, and traffic-intensive websites. Dedicated servers are particularly useful for companies and individuals who run very-high-traffic websites or applications and who need the bandwidth, versatility, and consistent performance of a dedicated box.

What can I install on my dedicated server?

You may install anything you want on your dedicated server, as long as the installed material does not violate the restrictions listed in the license agreement.

Are there restrictions on the content I can keep on my dedicated server?

As long as the material or content does not violate the regulations listed in the license agreement for your account, you can upload any type of content that you want on your dedicated server.

How do I install software on my Windows dedicated server?

To install software on your server, you can log in to your Windows dedicated server using Remote Desktop and download installation package to your server (typically an .exe file), or you can connect to your server using FTP and copy the installation package from your computer to your server.

What software is installed on my Linux server?

The contents of your dedicated Linux server depends on what kind of Linux distribution you are using: CentOS 4, CentOS 5, Fedora 2, Fedora 4, Fedora 6, Fedora 7 or Red Hat Enterprise 4. Below is an overview of the packages deployed with your server, prior to optional control panel installation.

All servers are deployed with yum and any vendor supplied package may be added to your system by typing:

yum install packagename

where packagename is the name of the package you would like to install.

The Linux rpm command can be used to list the packages that exist on your Linux dedicated server. Its syntax is the following:

rpm -qa --queryformat "%{GROUP} %{NAME}-%{VERSION}\n" | sort