Rackspace Cloud Library

What is Dedicated Hosting?

Dedicated hosting is an Internet hosting option in which a physical server (or servers) is dedicated to a single business customer. The customer has complete control over the machine, so they can optimize it for their unique requirements, including performance and security. The hosting provider supplies the physical server and environment, the associated services and technical support.

Dedicated hosting is synonymous with dedicated hosting service, managed hosting service and dedicated server.

Why Use Dedicated Hosting?


As the single tenant of a dedicated environment, an organization’s IT staff control the server, its apps and operating systems.


Businesses can easily change server configurations, add new software and adjust resources to meet their needs.


An organization can optimize a dedicated server to support their most demanding applications and performance requirements.


Businesses can customize the server to help meet their security and compliance needs.

How Can Rackspace Help?

Our expertise in fully-managed dedicated hosting is unmatched. Companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to more than half of the Fortune 100®, rely on Rackspace for dedicated hosting services.

Dedicated Servers

We offer fully-managed dedicated servers that are optimized for performance and security, and supported by our experts 24x7x365.

Virtual Environments

We can manage your VMware® environment, including your virtualized VMware vSphere® servers, virtualized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

Multiple Clouds

Rackspace RackConnect® can provide secure network connectivity between your dedicated servers and our managed clouds such as Amazon Web Services® and Microsoft®Azure®.

Dedicated Databases

Our database hosting service can provide certified expert support for dedicated databases such as MySQL, Oracle® and Microsoft SQL Server®.

Managed Storage

We have managed data storage specialists who can help you with your storage needs, including Direct-Attached Storage (DAS), Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS).

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