Reliable servers to host online stores, showcase websites, and applications
Discover a full range of web hosting servers. Dedicated servers are the perfect solution to accommodate your projects when shared hosting is no longer enough. The complete freedom of managing your dedicated server lets you shape it to your own needs.
Our Hosting series offers balanced configurations for web hosting. It is designed to offer high availability, handle increased traffic, and meet the highest requirements in terms of data security and backup. You get 500 GB storage space to provide for contingencies.
Benefits of a Hosting server
The entire Hosting series is based on the Intel Xeon D platform, thereby ensuring that your applications will be compatible with all our servers. With Intel® Xeon® D processors, we can also offer high-performance features at an affordable price.
vRack private network included
All servers from the Hosting series feature the OVH private network (vRack) with a bandwidth of 100Mbps. The vRack lets you connect all your vRack-compatible OVH products to one another inside a encrypted, secure network.
A wide range of distributions
You can choose from several pre-installed distributions for your OVH Hosting dedicated server, including various Linux and Windows operating systems, control panels (Plesk, cPanel, etc.), SQL Server, as well as virtualization tools like VMware and Proxmox.
Why use a hosting server?
Host an e-commerce website with thousands of items. Give your customers an online store with fast-loading pages and no downtime.
There is no limit to how you can develop and host your applications. You have total control over all technical aspects of your server and can take advantage of all its potential, such as absorbing load peaks through a Public Cloud instance.
Deploy website networks inside one or several physical servers. Easily manage your websites any way you want with an infrastructure that suits you.
What is a web server?
A web server is a machine used to host applications and websites (online stores, showcase sites, blogs, etc.). That server hosts the website's files and database (in the case of a dynamic website). Several services are required to operate a web server: Apache for HTTP requests, MySQL to manage databases and FTP to send files from the website to the server. An SMTP service can also be setup to send and receive emails.
Choosing between a dedicated server and shared hosting
It is important to define your needs before you make a choice. In the case of a website with only a few pages and low traffic, shared hosting is the most sensible choice. In fact, this type of hosting is less expensive because several customers are sharing the same machine. However, this has an impact on resources. Since those are being shared by several users and therefore not guaranteed, management is reduced to a minimum so they can be accessed with some basic knowledge.
For a larger project, we recommend that you choose a dedicated server instead. You are in complete control of the technical configuration of your machine and have guaranteed resources. Computing power, data processing speed, large storage space and the possibility to put your server inside the infrastructure of your choice, are all factors that will make your websites and applications scalable over time.