Dedicated server hosting

99.999% uptime
Security rich
Built to spec

Included with every dedicated server to make your platform perform

Standard DDoS protection

Get real-time monitoring to mitigate threats and shield your website and server from sudden attacks.

Cloudflare CDN

Speed up your website by serving site content from worldwide servers located close to your visitors.

Backup drive

All Liquid Web dedicated servers come standard with a secondary drive pre-installed to back up your critical data.

Server Secure Plus

Optimize security settings with exclusive Server Secure Plus protection available for fully managed Windows and Linux dedicated servers.

InterWorx, Plesk, or cPanel

Get centralized hosting management and system-level control for all of your websites and servers.

IPMI access

Monitor and manage your Linux or dedicated Windows server remotely without comprising access or security.

Business-grade SSD storage

Kick up the pace of server performance with solid-state drives to handle enterprise data storage.

Dedicated IP address

Enhance security and the accessibility of your server with a dedicated IP address.

Root access

Take full control of your server with root-level access for unrestricted management of your dedicated environment.

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What is dedicated hosting?

Dedicated server

A dedicated server is a remote server exclusively dedicated to a single individual, organization, or application. It’s not shared with any other customers, services, or applications.


With dedicated server hosting, you have individual access to a remote server. While dedicated servers can share network access with nearby servers in a colocation data center, they don’t share hardware.


Your server’s processing power, bandwidth, and memory are all yours, ensuring high performance levels.


You have control over every aspect of your server, including software installations, hardware specifications, and the operating system.


With a dedicated server, you’re assigned a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address, which allows you to establish security measures that meet your site’s precise needs.

Hassle-free migrations

Seamlessly switch providers with the help of our specialized team.

Expert support

Our highly trained support techs are available around the clock.

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Your most pressing dedicated hosting questions answered

What’s the difference between hosting and dedicated servers?

Hosting refers to the service of providing storage space and access to websites on the internet. A dedicated server is an entire physical server that isn’t shared with any other customers.

How do I choose the right dedicated server for my needs?

Consider factors like CPU performance, RAM capacity, storage type (HDD vs SSD), bandwidth, operating system preference, and specific requirements of your apps or site.

How many websites can I host on a dedicated server?

The number of websites you can host is only limited by the amount of resources you choose. The beauty of a dedicated server is that you can upgrade or add additional hardware.

“Dedicated hosting offers unrivaled customization, security, and performance, ensuring total control and optimal reliability for your online ventures.”

Isaac Patiño

Product Leader, Liquid Web

Just a few dedicated hosting uses

Gaming servers

Dedicated servers are often used to host multiplayer games, ensuring optimal gaming performance and minimal lag.

Media streaming

Streaming platforms for video, audio, or live events require dedicated servers to handle the large volume of data and simultaneous connections from viewers.

Database hosting

Dedicated server hosting ensures that databases have the necessary resources and can handle high query loads efficiently.

Development & testing environments

Software development teams often require dedicated servers for testing new applications, conducting performance tests, and staging environments before deploying them to production servers.

Enterprise applications

Many businesses run critical apps that require dedicated resources to operate efficiently, including CRMs and ERP software.

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Top reasons

Why choose dedicated hosting?

Opting for a dedicated server is more sophisticated than renting a VPS. With their superior technical capabilities, dedicated servers are ideal for sizable projects that demand top-tier speed, stability, and security.

Flexible configurations

Dedicated servers offer extensive configuration flexibility. For example, you can customize your server with specific processors to meet performance requirements or additional disk space to accommodate a large database. 

Software freedom

Since your server is dedicated only to your organization, you can install any software you like.

Reliable resources

Dedicated resources ensure consistent and steady performance and eliminate the system malfunctions that can happen when resources are shared among multiple users.

Optimized performance

All your server’s resources are allocated to your organization, allowing you to handle numerous simultaneous requests, launch large projects, and reduce the risk of crashes at peak times or delayed responses.

Improved security

Since other users don’t have access to your server, they can’t disrupt its operation or upload viruses, and you have full control over security configurations.

Types of dedicated servers

Entry-level dedicated servers

Entry-level dedicated servers typically use a smaller CPU, such as an Intel Xeon 1230v6. It’s an ideal option for high-traffic sites, multiple websites, and resellers.

Entry-level dedicated servers provide plenty of resources for maintaining several websites and small applications simultaneously.

Business-level dedicated servers

Business-level dedicated servers run a more sophisticated single CPU, like the Intel Xeon Gold 6226R. This option is designed for databases, small SaaS projects, and large resellers. 

Business-level dedicated servers are good for running multiple applications and a large number of websites.

Enterprise-level dedicated servers

Enterprise-level dedicated servers usually run a dual-processor setup. These are the most sophisticated setups for hosting complex, multi-user applications, large databases, extensive SaaS projects, or virtualized environments.

Additional use cases for this type of server are gaming-administered servers and websites and applications with rotating data.

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Quick guide

Dedicated hosting vs other web hosting types

Web hosting is a service that provides storage space and resources on a server for sites to be accessible on the internet. Types of web hosting include shared, VPS, dedicated, cloud, managed, WordPress, and reseller. 

These types cater to different needs based on site size, traffic, control, and technical expertise. Here’s how they differ from dedicated hosting.

Shared hosting

With shared hosting, multiple sites share the same server and its resources. It’s cost-effective and suitable for small to medium-sized sites with moderate traffic.

Shared hosting differs from dedicated hosting in a major way: dedicated hosting isn’t shared. Dedicated hosting is also more expensive and suitable for higher-traffic sites and workloads.

VPS hosting

With VPS hosting, a server is divided into virtual servers, each acting like a dedicated server with its own resources. It offers more control and customization than shared hosting, suitable for growing sites with higher traffic.

While VPS hosting is similar to dedicated in its isolated resources, no other type of hosting matches the customization of dedicated servers.

Cloud hosting

Cloud hosting is when sites or digital assets are hosted on a network of servers (the cloud) instead of a single physical server. Cloud hosting offers scalability, reliability, and flexibility, suitable for websites with fluctuating traffic.

Where it differs from dedicated hosting is the actual server hardware. Cloud hosting has a virtualization layer known as a hypervisor, which creates the cloud environments. With dedicated hosting, you access your environment through the physical server.

Managed hosting

Managed hosting is when the hosting provider manages the server, including maintenance, updates, and security. It can include any type of hosting and is ideal for users who prefer not to handle technical server management.

Managed dedicated hosting is the key difference here. Regular dedicated servers are often managed by the customer, whereas managed dedicated hosting is taken care of by the hosting company.

WordPress hosting

WordPress hosting is a type of hosting specifically optimized for WordPress sites, often including pre-installed WordPress, security features, and performance enhancements. It’s ideal for users who primarily use WordPress for their sites.

Dedicated hosting can be optimized for WordPress and have WordPress installed, but it’s not automatic. However, if you choose a Linux server with a LAMP stack, you’re halfway there.

Reseller hosting

Reseller hosting refers to when users purchase hosting resources and resell them to their own customers. It’s most suitable for businesses looking to offer web hosting services without managing the infrastructure.

The key difference between reseller hosting and dedicated hosting is what the user does with the server. Businesses can resell dedicated servers or managed dedicated servers. But if someone is purchasing a dedicated server only, it’s probably not to resell it.

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Dedicated server hosting FAQ

Dedicated server hosting offers various benefits, including:

  • Single-tenant occupancy
  • Customizable hardware
  • Complete control over system configuration
  • Advanced server security configurations
  • Resources solely dedicated to your web applications

Dedicated web hosting not only ensures the peace of mind that comes with advanced server technology but also provides businesses the freedom to grow and flourish. 

To get started with dedicated server hosting, choose the dedicated server plan that matches your business needs and place your order. If you need a custom solution or have additional questions, our team is available 24/7 and happy to speak with you. You can call us at 800.580.4985 (1.517.322.0434) or chat live with us.

A VPS, also known as a virtual private server, is an emulation of a computer that lives within a parent server and shares resources with other virtual servers. A dedicated server is a stand-alone, physical server that doesn’t share resources.

Because a VPS shares finite resources with other virtual instances on the parent, overuse can lead to less-than-optimal performance for resource-intensive applications, which is why dedicated servers often outperform VPS instances. VPS and dedicated servers share several overlapping qualities, but most importantly, dedicated servers provide greater security, additional customization options, and higher availability and uptime.

With more granular controls, you’re free to customize hardware components like CPU, disk space, and RAM and use a unique operating system. These allow dedicated servers to perform better for high-traffic sites.

When uptime and performance are critical to your business, dedicated servers are unrivaled in performance and value.

Absolutely. Because dedicated servers provide multiple advantages over VPS servers, it’s no wonder that customers often switch to a server that’s more advantageous to them. We have a highly trained team committed to migrating VPS instances over to dedicated servers with minimal downtime in mind. Whether you’re looking to have more room for customization or if you’ve just outgrown your VPS environment, our migration team is here to make the transition as smooth as possible. For a detailed explanation of the migration process, check out our article, “What to expect during a migration.”

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