Top 5 Dedicated Servers Providers

Find a server provider that offers the right combination between the configurations and price.

There are currently 1.94 billion websites (and the number is growing), all of which have their roots in different data centers around the world. Most websites are hosted on shared servers, while others (more resource intensive websites) are hosted in the cloud, or dedicated servers.

If your website has a growing user base, chances are your shared hosting provider will kick your account to the curb for using too many resources on their servers. They will also recommend that you purchase a dedicated server, but before you buy a dedicated server from Godaddy or Hostgator, it’s best off you do some research first.

We chose 5 providers, and selected servers with similar features. You can, of course, customize these features with the provider. The hosts we are reviewing today are, OVH, Hivelocity, LeaseWeb and GoDaddy.


"We're all about customer satisfaction, not just customer support."

A hosting company that’s been on the market since 2004, with data centers in both the US and Europe.
They have many instant servers available that deploy in just a few minutes, or custom configurations with your choice of operating system that deploys in about 30 minutes. Their servers are backed by a 99.9% uptime SLA and 24/7 support with real humans available via live chat or phone.
For this review we have chosen their Intel Atom C2750 configuration with the following specifications:

CPU Cores 8
Storage 500 GB
Bandwidth Unmetered
Price $51.00/mo.

2. OVH

"Respect for individuals' right to privacy and equal access to new technologies is central to company values."

It is a provider based in France, has been on the market since 1999 and provides hosting services for VPS, Cloud, and dedicated servers. Over the years, it has developed into 27 data centers in 19 countries with 300.00 servers. An OVH-upgraded server is the Intel Xeon D-1520 with the following features:

CPU Cores 4
Storage 240 GB
Bandwidth 250 Mbps
Price $83.99/mo.

3. Hivelocity

"The more successful our customers are, the more successful we will be."

It has begun to enter in business from a basement in 2002, and now has 15,000 server data centers and offers solutions for dedicated, virtual and private cloud servers. The server offered, 3.5GHz Quad-Core E3-1230 v6 Kaby Lake Xeon has:

CPU Cores 4
Storage 240 GB
Bandwidth 20 TB
Price $96.34/mo.

4. LeaseWeb

"We've always aimed to go beyond expectation."

This provider has 22 years of activities in this industry and has offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA, offering dedicated servers, cloud, CDN and web hosting. The HP DL180 G6 / 2x Intel Quad Core Xeon E 5620 server offers:

CPU Cores 8
Storage 1000 GB
Bandwidth 10 TB
Price $69.99mo.

5. GoDaddy

"Hustle, adapt, listen. Repeat!"

It is a US server provider that has expanded globally, specializing in web hosting and dedicated servers. For an Economy level server provided by GoDaddy you get the following features:

CPU Cores 4
Storage 1 TB
Bandwidth Unmetered
Price $169.99/mo.

Yes, dedicated servers are more expensive than your typical shared web hosting plan. They also require more technical knowledge, unless you get your server with a web hosting control panel pre-installed, which of course adds more to your monthly cost.

Before you make your decision, keep in mind that you will most likely need to add a cPanel license to your server, unless you’ve had a dedicated server in the past, and know how to deploy a website on a linux server with Apache.

GoDaddy does include cPanel with their server, however they cost about $100 more per month than any other provider compared here, and for a machine that looks more like a desktop configuration rather than a server. If i had to choose between the 5 providers here, i would immediately eliminate GoDaddy.

Looking at the remaining four providers, the one that catches my attention immediately is Server Room. They have the lowest price when comparing all features, apples to apples. In fact, they cost more than 50% less than all the other providers. Do yourself a favor and visit before you move your dedicated hosting to any other provider.

See the table below to compare all providers discussed in this article:


Server Room OVH Hivelocity LeaseWeb Godaddy
CPU Cores 8 4 4 8 4
RAM 32 GB 32 GB 16 GB 32 GB 4 GB
Storage 500 GB 500 GB 240 GB 1000 GB 1 TB
RAID No Soft No No Soft
Bandwidth Unmetered 250 Mbps 20 TB 10 TB Unmetered
Price $51.00/mo. $83.99/mo. $96.34/mo. $79.32/mo. $169.99/mo.
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