Rackspace Dedicated Server FAQs
What does dedicated server hosting mean?
A dedicated server is a physical server that is purchased or rented entirely for your own business needs. Dedicated servers are typically used for hosting by large businesses and organizations that require exceptionally high levels of data security, or organizations that have steady, high demands for server capacity.
What is a cloud server?
A cloud server is a virtual server located on a physical server. It offers some of the same functionality as a physical server but can be a more cost-effective option.
Dedicated server vs. cloud server
With cloud servers, you can optimize IT performance without the huge costs associated with purchasing and managing fully dedicated infrastructure. Dedicated servers are perfect for businesses that still need the IT capacity and expertise to manage ongoing maintenance, patches and upgrades.
What is a bare metal server?
Bare metal servers are also known as single-tenant physical servers or managed dedicated servers. On a bare metal server, the operating system is installed directly on to the server, eliminating layers and delivering better performance.
Cloud hosting vs. VPS hosting
Virtual private server hosting isolates applications and programs within one virtual server set aside solely for you. A cloud hosting environment allows you to more easily add resources to your servers, such as RAM, processors or cloned copies of your server for backup purposes.