Dedicated Servers

Powerful, enterprise-grade servers hosted in the UK

UKFast's range of dedicated servers come with next-generation Intel CPUs, SSD storage & 24/7 UK support as standard. Packed with performance, our Dell PowerEdge R230 and R630 servers are capable of over 1TB of RAM, 2x 22 core processors and as much storage as you could want.

Dedicated server hosting from UKFast includes:

  • Managed Windows & Linux servers with a range of OSs available
  • Unlimited, unmetered bandwidth with no hidden costs
  • 24/7/365 technical support in just three rings
  • Access to state-of-the-art network infrastructure & 100% network uptime guarantee
Trustpilot UKFast Servers

Call us today on 0800 458 4545

to discuss your server requirements, or request a call back.

Free development server with all new dedicated server orders this month,*T&Cs apply

Request a callback

Our dedicated servers

  • Popular Configurations
  • Use Cases
  • Our Global Network
  • Added Security

Web server workloads

  • Dell R230
  • Intel E3-1230 v6
  • 3.5 GHz Quad Core
  • 16GB RAM
  • 2 x 256GB SSD
  • RAID 1

Small database operations

  • Dell R230
  • Intel E3-1230 v6
  • 3.5 GHz Quad Core
  • 32GB RAM
  • 2 x 256GB SSD
  • RAID 1

Mixed workload operations

  • Dell R230
  • Intel E3-1230 v6
  • 3.5 GHz Quad Core
  • 64GB RAM
  • 2 x 512GB SSD
  • RAID 1

Database or small hypervisors

  • Dell R630
  • Intel E5-2620 v4
  • 2.10 GHz Oct Core
  • 96GB RAM
  • 4 x 512GB SSD
  • RAID 10

Large database or hypervisors

  • Dell R630
  • Intel E5-2620 v4
  • 2.10 GHz Oct Core
  • 128GB RAM
  • 4 x 512GB SSD
  • RAID 10

Learn more

  • Web Server Hosting

    Host your website on our high-performance Linux or Windows servers to gain optimum site speed, agility and performance and create a seamless user experience. We support WordPress, Magento, Shopware and more popular platforms.

  • eCommerce-Optimised Servers

    Designed to free up as much of the underlying hosting resource as possible, our eCommerce stacks give you lightning-fast webpage load speed and ensure your eCommerce solution can cope with huge spikes in traffic. Remain online at all times, even during your busiest periods.

  • Exchange Server Hosting

    Choose from a shared or dedicated Exchange hosting solution. Eliminate the hassle of hosting your own email servers with our secure, flexible, feature-rich Exchange hosting. Our in-depth knowledge of Microsoft hosting is the reason we are a leading Exchange hosting provider.

  • SaaS & Application Hosting

    If your business relies heavily on applications and software, having the right hosting infrastructure in place is critical. Our SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) compatible server platform gives you an 'always-on' hosting solution, with scalability and security built in.

  • Database Server Hosting

    Highly secure database hosting: ideal for MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL. Flexible, secure and highly available applications with round-the-clock management.

  • Specialist Software Servers

    Take advantage of our pre-configured dedicated server options to meet your specialised software needs - perfect for Moodle and Fintech applications.

Available O/Ss

    • Red Hat
    • CentOS
    • Debian
    • Ubuntu
    • Windows

    Dedicated Linux and Windows servers, build a solution tailored to your business needs. Available O/Ss include Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu & Windows.

    UKFast’s multi-100Gb hosting network is built for redundancy, speed and security.

    With Points of Presence (POPs) located in the UK, Amsterdam, Seattle and Washington, our Anycast network leverages global connectivity and sits behind our worldwide DDoS protection network, DDoSX®, to provide exceptional levels of cybersecurity as standard.

    • 100Gbps diverse fibre connections
    • 7 x 100Gb transit links
    • 3 x 100Gb & 2x 10Gb peering points
    • Intelligent routing of bandwidth
    • Port monitoring
    Dedicated Servers Network

    • Backup & Restore

      A customisable and flexible backup and restore solution.

    • Advanced Monitoring

      24/7 monitoring of your servers to identify potential vulnerabilities.

    • Data Recovery Insurance

      Suffered a failed hard drive? Immediate data recovery for minimum disruption.

    • SLA+

      Get priority support with 15-min rapid response and 1hr hardware replacement guarantee.

    • Annual Security Audits

      Proactively protect your servers with our annual security audit.

    • Bandwidth Insurance

      Protect yourself from unexpected bandwidth charges.

    What's different about a UKFast server?

    Security

    With hardware firewalls as standard for all our servers, and an environment completely dedicated to you, a UKFast dedicated server offers the highest levels of security for your infrastructure. Combine this with our PROsecure™ security suite for even more peace of mind.

    Speed

    Your dedicated server is built with the latest Intel CPUs and SSDs as standard. This, combined with a dedicated, uncontested connection into our 1.6Tbps network, means you are guaranteed the best performance possible for your server.

    Industry-leading SLAs

    Our wholly owned data centres are managed 24/7 by expert technical engineers, meaning we guarantee a proactive response within 15 minutes. Owning every element of our infrastructure allows us to offer the best SLAs in the industry.

    24/7/365 support

    Your dedicated pod of highly qualified technical engineers are available 24/7/365 and always answer your call within three rings, so you can rest assured that whatever the time of day or night, we're right here when you need us.

    What to expect from us

    100% network uptime guarantee

    Our five purpose-built data centres are built upon enterprise continuity technology, we aggregate bandwidth from the world’s major suppliers, and all of our servers and circuits are run well below capacity. Our 1.6Tbps network has no single point of failure and so we are confident in our ability to deliver on our 100% network uptime guarantee for your servers.

    Exceptional 24/7/365 support

    With a UKFast server, you have access to your own account manager who knows you and your business, and your dedicated pod of technical specialists who know your solution inside out. So, every time you call, you're getting the expert support you need, exactly when you need it. Our award-winning pod system is what earns us the highest customer satisfaction in the hosting industry.

    Data sovereignty and security

    Your server is only ever housed in our exclusively UK-based data centres, which are purpose built to provide 100% data sovereignty and the highest standards of availability, security and performance for your business. UKFast data centres are ISO-certified, PCI DSS-compliant and secured to government IL4 standards, so you can rest assured that your data is secure.

    Control through MyUKFast

    MyUKFast, your unique client portal, gives you total control of your dedicated servers. From MyUKFast you can monitor and manage each element of your solution, from billing to support, and maximise its efficiency and performance.

    Servers bespoke to you

    Our bespoke solutions are tailored to meet the needs of your individual business. UKFast solutions architects build your dedicated servers in-house using only the most innovative technology, guaranteeing high performance and a perfect fit from the very beginning.

    Partnered with industry giants

    UKFast is partnered with incredible tech leaders to offer you the most cutting-edge solutions and truly exceptional performance for your servers. Partners include Microsoft, Intel, HPE, Cisco, Citrix, Linux, AWS, Azure, cPanel, Dell, Plesk, Red Hat, Shopware and VMware.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a dedicated server?

    A dedicated server is a physical server dedicated to a single client. This means that as the owner you have full and exclusive access to your server's resources i.e. CPU, RAM, bandwidth and storage. These days, dedicated servers are often highly customisable to allow the owner to choose a server which fully suits their commercial and technical needs, as well as their price point. Many dedicated server providers advertise managed server solutions for a fixed monthly rate, giving customers the option of purchasing either a ready-made server preconfigured to a popular specification, or a custom-built server to fulfil their specific requirements.

    Why have a dedicated server?

    Dedicated servers offer guaranteed performance and reliability at fixed monthly costs. This makes them one of the most cost-efficient hosting options for SMEs and for certain heavy workloads, such as SQL databases. More advantages of dedicated servers include:

    • Total control over server configuration, from OS and software optimisation right through to root-level and admin access
    • Not having to worry about your performance suffering due to a noisy neighbour on a shared environment
    • High performance, even when handling intensive workloads, due to dedicated compute
    • Ability to configure an array of dedicated servers for high availability or performance

    What factors affect the cost of a dedicated server?

    There are many factors which play a role in the cost of a dedicated server. The most obvious factor is the cost of the hardware itself – the latest 56-core Intel Cascade Lake CPU will set you back significantly more than an older CPU with a lower core count. Software licensing is another cost to consider, especially with the latest high-end CPUs and software, such as Windows Server and SQL, operating with per-core licensing.

    Additional factors which have a smaller impact on cost are length of contract and overheads such as running costs and amount of physical space required.

    What are the disadvantages of a dedicated server?

    The main disadvantage with a single dedicated server is that component upgrades such as CPU and RAM require the machine to be turned off to complete. This would mean your service would have to go offline. If downtime is not an option for your business then you may have to explore some of the high availability options available to dedicated servers such as a multi-server configuration. Our standard servers have hot swap drives, so we do not require downtime to upgrade storage.

    What's the difference between a dedicated server and a cloud server?

    Where a dedicated server is physical hardware, a cloud server is a virtualised server. Cloud servers typically sit within a virtual environment where compute and storage resources are shared with other tenants. Compared to dedicated servers, cloud servers can be quicker to deploy, easier to upgrade and have higher availability. They can be incredibly flexible and scalable with the ability to add capacity for additional resource at a moment's notice. Cloud servers are also usually charged on a pay-as-you-go, consumption-based pricing model, whereas dedicated servers are usually on a fixed monthly rate. Read more about cloud servers here.

    Venntro's dedicated server solution

    "The pod support system is a huge bonus. The team and I have regular conversations with my account managers and engineers and have built up a good relationship with them.

    “If I have a problem or need to talk through an idea, I am able to speak with the people who know Venntro’s solution inside out.”

    Ian Winter, Venntro

    Venntro's dedicated server story

    Certifications and Industry Compliance

    Crown Commercial Service
    Cyber Essentials
    PCI DSS
    Carbon Neutral
    ISO 9001
    ISO 27001

    Your server is only ever housed in our government and ISO-certified, ultra-secure data centres managed by security cleared personnel. And as an exclusively UK-based company, hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty for your servers . UKFast is a government approved supplier through the G-Cloud framework.