Dedicated Windows Hosting FAQs

Q: What is a dedicated server?
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A dedicated server is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone else. This is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. Server administration can be done by client or be provided by the hosting company as an add-on service. Dedicated servers are most often housed in data centers providing redundant power sources and HVAC systems. The server hardware is owned by the hosting provider and they will provide support for server hardware replacement at no cost to clients. Using a dedicated server offers the benefits of high performance, security, application stability, and control. Dedicated server hosting is an ideal solution for websites with high traffic volumes, sensitive customer content or those in need of secure e-commerce applications.

Q: What is a blade server?
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A blade server is a stripped-down server computer with a modular design optimized to minimize the use of physical space and energy. Like a standard server, a blade server has its own motherboard, CPUs, RAMs, hard drives, and network adapters. You can have the console access of a blade server, watch and config its system BIOS, install your preferred server operating system on it. Unlike a standard server, a blade server does not have its own server case. it shares the server case and power supplies with other blade servers. Cybercon blade servers are powered by six power supplies with three on A power source and three on B power source. Cybercon A+B power sources are served by two parallel power feeds with two separate PDUs, two separate UPSes, two separate power generators, and two separate electric utility feeds.

Q: What Microsoft Windows operating systems and Windows software applications do you offer?
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We offer following Microsoft windows operating systems: Windows Server 2012, Windows server 2008 R2, Windows server 2003, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and following Windows software applications: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Terminal Server.

Q: What's the differences among different editions of Microsoft Windows server operating systems?
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Microsoft Windows server 2008 R2 offers Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Data Center Edition. Microsoft Windows server 2012 reduced to just Standard Edition and Data Center Edition.
The key differences between the Web Edition and the Standard Edition are that Web Edition does not support Active Directory Domain Services and Hyper-V hypervisor. You can not create virtual machines on a Web Edition Windows server.
The key differences between the Standard Edition and the Enterprise Edition are: Maximum RAM support: Standard 32GB vs Enterprise 2TB; Maximum CPU support: Standard 4 CPUs vs Enterprise 8 CPUs; and Enterprise Edition supports advanced features such as Cross-File Replication (DFS-R), Failover Cluster Nodes, Fault Tolerant Memory Sync, and Hot Add Memory.
The key differences between the Enterprise Edition and Data Center Eidtion are that Data Center Edition license includes unlimited VM licenses while the Enterprise Edition includes only four VM licenses, and Data Center Edition supports advanced features such as Hot Add Processors, Hot Replace Memory, and Hot Replace Processors. :

Q: How fast can you replace a failed hardware on a dedicated server?
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When customers order dedicated server hosting from Cybercon, we will provide and maintain the server hardware for our customers. We offer One Hour Hardware Replacement Guarantee! In the event of a hardware failure, Cybercon will repair or replace the failed parts or servers within one hour - 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Q: How much bandwidth do I get for a dedicated server?
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The bandwidth you get is based on the service plan you selected. The bandwidth amount is specified in your dedicated server hosting packages. We offer unmetered bandwidth so you won't get a surprise bandwidth bill. Here is how you convert port size measured in mbps to total monthly data transfer measured in GB:

1mbps = 1 megabit per second
      = 60 megabits per minutes (1 minutes = 60 seconds)
      = 3600 megabits per hour (1 hour = 60 minutes)
      = 86400 megabits per day (1 day = 24 hours)
      = 2592000 megabits per month (1 month = 30 days)
      = 324000 megabytes per month (1 byte = 8 bits)
      = 324 gegabytes per month (1 gegabyte = 1000 megabytes roughly) 
      = 324 GBs per month ( GB = GigaByte )

For example 20mbps bandwidth may get you 6480 GBs of Monthly Data Transfer each month; A typical text based webpage is about 10,000 bytes. So 1GB is about 100,000 pageviews. 6480 GBs is about 648 millions pageviews per month. You get less pageviews if your website is heavy in images or videos.