Choose the best infrastructure for your business applications
With OVH, you are guaranteed our full range of expertise regarding bare metal solutions. All our servers use next-generation components. Each machine is designed and assembled by us, then delivered in a record time of 120 seconds.
We offer different ranges of highly-efficient dedicated servers, adapted to the most demanding needs of any type of company.
Host your website, deploy your highly-resilient infrastructure, or customise your machine to suit your projects, in just a few clicks.
When you store your data on our secure infrastructure, you benefit from a highly-available server for your most critical uses, with all the necessary guarantees.
How are OVH dedicated servers different?
If you choose a dedicated server, you can rest assured that all resources are allocated to you, for maximum performance. Our servers are designed, assembled, and maintained by our teams, in order to offer you optimised configurations for your projects.
Deploy your servers in less than 120 seconds, in our 28 datacentres around the world. You benefit from a secure, high-resilience network, to ensure continuity of service for your customers.
By creating an infrastructure with OVH dedicated servers, you build a reliable technical platform for your business applications. The scalability of your infrastructure is further enhanced by the ability to interconnect your servers with other OVH solutions, such as Private Cloud and Public Cloud.
By hosting your servers with OVH, you benefit from innovative and unique solutions across our entire infrastructure, such as watercooling for energy efficiency, and the anti-DDoS solution developed by our experts. We constantly anticipate your future needs.
Our dedicated servers ranges
Dedicated servers in the Rise range are the most affordable bare-metal servers offered by OVH, and are based on a groundbreaking Intel® Xeon® platform.
The Advance range is designed for small businesses that want to invest in versatile servers that fit their business needs.
The Infrastructure range includes the OVH private network (vRack) and features powerful processors, letting you build infrastructures in complex environments.
The most powerful, fully-customisable configurations, specifically designed for critical or resource-intensive environments.
Our newest server models
4 cores / 8 threads - 3.5 GHz
6 cores / 12 threads - 3.3 GHz
4 cores / 8 threads - 2.4 GHz
Included with your dedicated server
Bandwidth and unlimited traffic
Each OVH dedicated server has a minimum public bandwidth of 500 Mbit/s, with a burst available to absorb occasional peak traffic. Incoming and outgoing traffic is unlimited and free (with the exception of our datacentres located in Asia Pacific). You also have the option of increasing your bandwidth capacity, if necessary.
Many distributions are offered for automatic installation via the OVH Control Panel. This includes various operating systems (Windows Server, Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS), Plesk and cPanel Web management interfaces, and also Microsoft SQL Server for databases. Virtualisation solutions, like VMware, CoreOS and Windows Hyper-V, are also available.
500 GB of storage space
Each dedicated server has a storage space of 500 GB dedicated to backups. This space, completely independent of the server, allows you to store your data and configuration files. The storage capacity can be increased, if needed.
All OVH dedicated servers include optimum anti-DDoS technology to provide you with the best protection against complex and sophisticated attacks and ensure business continuity.
Assistance and support
By renting your servers from OVH, you benefit from technical support via telephone and e-mail, 24/7. You can also contact our advisors, who are ready to support you. In addition, a range of guides and an online Help Centre is available to assist you during the installation and administration of your services.
Find out more about the OVH dedicated hosting solution
What is a dedicated server?
A dedicated server, or computing server, is a server where all the physical resources of the machine are available. Unlike a virtual server, which uses a portion of the resources to run its virtualisation technology, a dedicated server allows you to benefit from all of the machine’s available RAM, storage, and computing power. With cloud computing, we can also define this type of solution as "bare metal", highlighting the physical availability of the machine’s resources, in contrast to standard solutions based on virtual instances.
Which dedicated server should you choose?
The configurations used for our dedicated hosting solution are designed to suit professional needs. Depending on your usage, you might need a configuration with more RAM, bigger storage space, or a higher processing capacity. Furthermore, the different OVH dedicated server ranges are distinguished by their bandwidth capacity and range of associated services. You can also get anti-DDoS protection adapted for online gaming, a private network (vRack) with up to 10 Gb/s to allow you to connect your dedicated server to your infrastructure, or even hardware RAID. Choose the dedicated server that fits your needs.
Cloud, shared hosting, or a dedicated server?
There are two main factors that make a dedicated server different from a cloud instance. Firstly, the machine's raw performance is different: there is no virtualisation layer consuming resources on a dedicated server, so you are guaranteed full use of the physical resources. The second difference concerns the level of server administration. With a dedicated server, you manage everything from its configuration to the data hosted on it, and you are also responsible for ensuring that it is secure. It will therefore give you the option of a more advanced installation, which is essential for the use of certain business applications (for example). The main benefit of a dedicated solution is the total freedom you enjoy as a user. However, if you would like to avoid technical management and concentrate solely on your web project, then OVH Public Cloud instances are the best solution for you. Just need to build a simple website? Take a look at our shared hosting solutions, which offer you a hosting platform at an unbeatable cost, with the configuration fully managed by OVH.
What can a dedicated server be used for?
There are many uses for a dedicated server: big data, machine learning, website and application hosting, backups and storage, infrastructure virtualisation, server clusters, business applications (CRM, ERP), and even online game hosting. This is why we offer several different dedicated server ranges, each of which are designed for a specific set of needs. Our sales and support teams will help you with your project, and can offer expert advice on which server to choose.