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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
"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, VenntroVenntro's dedicated server story
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.