Managed Dedicated Server Hosting
Astral Servers provides the best dedicated server and virtual private server (VPS) hosting. All of our dedicated servers come with a 99.99% uptime guarantee and complimentary DDoS protection to ensure your server keeps running, no matter what. Our team of networking experts are available to you 24/7 to help answer any questions or fix any problems you are experiencing.
If you don’t see a dedicated server that fits your needs among our current offerings, you can send us an email with your preferred physical hardware specs for a personalized custom quote.
What is a dedicated server?
A dedicated server is a physical server that can be leased exclusively to you, unlike traditional shared hosting. If you host a dedicated server with Astral Servers, you can rest assured that all your resources are uniquely yours and not oversold or shared with others. A dedicated server gives you the same complete control over your server as VPS hosting, as well as letting you select your operating system.
A dedicated server will offer you the highest performance for intensive uses, such as with web hosting, game hosting, etc. Astral Servers provides 24-hour support, 7 days a week for all our dedicated servers and virtual private servers. Our expert support staff would be happy to assist you with the maintenance of your managed dedicated server.
Dedicated Servers vs. Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
You’re probably reading these words through your desktop computer, laptop, or phone. A dedicated server could be grouped into this category, since it’s a physical tangible object sitting in a data center (a big building filled with servers). Just like your computer, laptop, or phone, it’s a metal box filled with hardware. If you want to change the hardware, you have to take it apart, take the old components out, and refit the dedicated server with new hardware.
A virtual private server is more or less the exact same thing as a dedicated server, except if can’t be touched physically as it exists only as software and not hardware. It’s pretty much the same thing, except that virtual private servers run inside dedicated servers. If you want to change the hardware on a virtual machine it’s a lot easier. All you have to do is turn it off, scale it up or down, and relaunch the instance. Kind of confusing right? Not really.
Let’s say you buy one dedicated server with 4 CPU threads, 4GB RAM, and 4TB hard drive space. Through virtualization software, we can turn that one dedicated server into four different virtual servers. Each VPS with 1 CPU thread, 1GB RAM, and 1TB Hard drive space for example.
If you were to lease that VPS, you would have exclusive access to your rented specs (1 CPU thread, 1GB ram, 1TB HDD space); however, there could potentially be three other customers on the same dedicated server that would be sharing the rest of the resources.
Usually dedicated servers cost more than VPS hosting, but they can usually offer superior performance and you will never be limited by shared restrictions and throttles.