Our server series
Why OVH Dedicated Servers?
Thanks to its partnerships with key hardware and network equipment manufacturers, OVH has access to the latest technology, and can deliver unparalleled performance!
All of our dedicated servers come with the powerful OVH anti-DDoS protection. It absorbs distributed denial-of-service attacks, and ensures that your services are always available. Anti-DDoS protection is included with all of our servers.
With its global 13 Tbits/s network capacity, OVH is able to provide a guaranteed bandwidth, and burst service to deal with load peaks. There is no upload or download limit.
120 second delivery
We have optimized our internal processes to achieve record delivery times. Our most popular servers could be assigned in as little as 120 seconds!
Included with your dedicated server
Additional IP addressesYou can associate up to 256 failover IPs (/26) to your server, without any monthly cost. Only the setup fees of $3.00 are billed. The IPs and/or IP blocks can only be migrated into a data center in the same country as the country of origin. OVH does, however, offer you the option of geolocating it.
BandwidthEach OVH dedicated server has a guaranteed bandwith between 250 Mbit/s and 500 Mbit/s. A burst up to 1 or 3 Gbit/s enables you to handle peak loads at specific times. If you need more resources, you can request additional bandwidth capacity.
Anti-DDoS protectionTo guarantee maximum security for your infrastructures, anti-DDoS protection is included with all of your OVH dedicated servers.
FTP backup copyEach of our dedicated servers has 500 GB backup space, so that you can store your data and config files. This space can be increased to 1, 5 or 10 TB if you need more.
Operating systemsA range of operating systems and licences are offered for automatic installation from the OVH Control Panel. Among them, there is a variety of different operating systems, web hosting control panels such as Plesk and cPanel, and Microsoft SQL Server 2016 for databases.
Find out more about the OVH dedicated hosting solution
What is a dedicated server?
A dedicated server, or computing server, is a machine with its own dedicated physical resources. Unlike a virtual server, which uses a portion of a machine's physical resources for its virtualization technology, a dedicated server gives you access to all of the machine's available RAM, storage, and computing power. Applied to cloud computing, dedicated server solutions can also be referred to as 'bare-metal', highlighting the physical availability of the machine's resources in contrast to standard cloud solutions based on virtual instances.
Which dedicated server should you choose?
The configurations of our hosting servers are designed to bring solutions tailored to professionals. Depending on your activities, you may require a configuration with more RAM, more storage space or increased processing capabilities. What's more, the OVH dedicated server series differ from one another by their bandwidth capacity and range of related services. You can also get anti-DDoS protection adapted for online gaming, the vRack private network with up to 10 Gbit/s bandwidth to connect your dedicated server to your infrastructure, and hard RAID. Choose the dedicated server that fits your needs.
Cloud or dedicated server?
There are two main factors that make a dedicated server different from a cloud instance. First is the raw performance of your machine: there is no virtualisation layer consuming resources on a dedicated server, so you are guaranteed full use of the physical resources. Second is the level of freedom you get when managing your server. With a dedicated server, you manage everything from its configuration to the data hosted on it, and you're also responsible for ensuring its security. This way, you have full control, and can dedicate all of your server's resources to a single purpose, which is essential for certain business software applications, for example. The main benefit of a dedicated solution is the total freedom you get as a user. However, if you prefer to avoid technical constraints and focus solely on your project, an OVH Public Cloud instance might be a better choice for you.
What do you need a dedicated server for?
A dedicated server can be used for a variety of purposes: big data, machine learning, website and application hosting, backup and storage, infrastructure virtualization, server cluster, business applications (CRM, ERP) or online game hosting. This is why we offer several dedicated server series, each designed for specific needs. Our sales and technical teams can help you with your project and give you advice on choosing the right server.