Our dedicated server ranges
How are OVHcloud dedicated servers different?
When you choose a dedicated server, you can rest assured that all resources are allocated to you for maximum performance. Our servers are designed, assembled, and maintained by our teams, in order to offer you optimized configurations for your projects.
Deploy your servers in minutes in our 28 data centers around the world. You benefit from a secure, high-resilience network, to ensure continuity of service for your customers.
By creating an infrastructure with OVHcloud dedicated servers, you can build a reliable technical platform for your business applications. The scalability of your infrastructure is further enhanced by the ability to interconnect your servers with other OVHcloud solutions, such as Private Cloud and Public Cloud.
By hosting your servers with OVHcloud, you benefit from innovative and unique solutions across our entire infrastructure, such as water cooling for energy efficiency.
Included with your dedicated server
Bandwidth and unlimited traffic
Each OVHcloud dedicated server has a minimum public bandwidth of 500 Mbit/s, with a burst available to absorb occasional peak traffic. Incoming and outgoing traffic is unlimited and free. You also have the option of increasing your bandwidth capacity, if necessary.
Many distributions are offered for automatic installation via the OVHcloud Control Panel. This includes various operating systems (Windows® Server, Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS), Plesk and cPanel Web management interfaces, and Microsoft® SQL Server for databases. Virtualization solutions, like VMware®, CoreOS and Windows® Hyper-V, are also available.
To provide maximum security for your infrastructure DDoS protection is included with your OVHcloud dedicated servers. It ensures the continuity of service of your applications in case of attack.
Assistance and support
By hosting your servers from OVHcloud, you benefit from technical support via chat available Monday-Friday from 8am-8pm ET. In addition, a range of guides and an online Help Center is available to assist you during the installation and administration of your services.
🚚 What does the delivery time refer to?
The delivery time is the time it takes for your server to be provided to you. This time period starts once you have paid for your order. It is given as an estimate, and is not a contractual guarantee.
Please note that we work hard to deliver products as quickly as possible.
🤖 Why is the anti-DDoS protection included as standard?
At OVHcloud, anti-DDoS protection is a mandatory feature with all our solutions. It guarantees optimal security for your servers and infrastructures. It is vital, because:
- an attack on your server will affect your business, which can result in reduced earnings, or an interruption in income
- if access to your website is saturated, it could flood the common networks and affect other customers
What is the lifetime guarantee for components?
We don't compromise on quality, so all of our server hardware is maintained 24/7. Our servers also hold a lifetime guarantee for components. In the event of a server component failing, OVHcloud will replace it automatically for the entire duration of your subscription. You will not be charged for these replacement operations.
🏭 How do I choose my datacenter?
With OVHcloud, you select your datacenter. We recommend choosing a datacenter that is as close as possible geographically to your main customer and user base.
♾ Is bandwidth usage unlimited?
With OVHcloud, you get unlimited, non-metered traffic standard (excluding data centers located in the Asia-Pacific region). However, because the network resources are shared between customers, bandwidth is subject to a fair usage rule (apart from customers who have purchased the guaranteed bandwidth option). To ensure optimal performance for all of our customers, OVHcloud reserves the right to limit a service's outgoing public bandwidth throughput by up to 50%, if it has a detrimental effect on network quality for other users.
Find out more about the OVHcloud dedicated hosting solution
What is a dedicated server?
A dedicated server, or computing server, is a server where all the physical resources of the machine are available. Unlike a virtual server, which uses a portion of the resources to run its virtualisation technology, a dedicated server allows you to benefit from all of the machine’s available RAM, storage, and computing power. With cloud computing, we can also define this type of solution as "bare metal", highlighting the physical availability of the machine’s resources, in contrast to standard solutions based on virtual instances.
Which dedicated server should you choose?
The configurations used for our dedicated hosting solution are designed to suit professional needs. Depending on your usage, you might need a configuration with more RAM, bigger storage space, or a higher processing capacity. Furthermore, the different OVHcloud dedicated server ranges are distinguished by their bandwidth capacity and range of associated services. You can also get anti-DDoS protection adapted for online gaming, a private network (vRack) with up to 10 Gb/s to allow you to connect your dedicated server to your infrastructure, or even hardware RAID. Choose the dedicated server that fits your needs.
Cloud, shared hosting, or a dedicated server?
There are two main factors that make a dedicated server different from a cloud instance. Firstly, the machine's raw performance is different: there is no virtualisation layer consuming resources on a dedicated server, so you are guaranteed full use of the physical resources. The second difference concerns the level of server administration. With a dedicated server, you manage everything from its configuration to the data hosted on it, and you are also responsible for ensuring that it is secure. It will therefore give you the option of a more advanced installation, which is essential for the use of certain business applications (for example). The main benefit of a dedicated solution is the total freedom you enjoy as a user. However, if you would like to avoid technical management and concentrate solely on your web project, then OVHcloud Public Cloud instances are the best solution for you. Just need to build a simple website? Take a look at our shared hosting solutions, which offer you a hosting platform at an unbeatable cost, with the configuration fully managed by OVHcloud.
What can a dedicated server be used for?
There are many uses for a dedicated server: big data, machine learning, website and application, backup and storage, infrastructure virtualization, server clusters, business applications (CRM, ERP)and even online game hosting. This is why we offer several different dedicated server ranges, each of which are designed for a specific set of needs. Our sales and support teams will help you with your project, and can offer expert advice on which server to choose.