There’s been a lot of hype about the new Blue host dedicated server, so this may be a good time to open up the hood and take a peek inside at the specs and support offered. Up until few months ago, the company was well-known as a major provider of shared hosting packages and services. Now they have added VPS, dedicated servers to their lineup, claim to have rock-solid infrastructure and support systems for customers who want their own private servers.
The machines are assembled by Blue host engineers using industrial grade processors and the best parts available at the moment. These custom-built servers are loaded with a cutting-edge operating system that is based on a custom Linux kernel developed in-house. All servers are housed in the company’s own data center in Utah.
Cloud-based systems interfaced between customers and the hardware is used to implement seamless upgrades and enhancements, ensuring that there is no disruption during such procedures. An expert team of support staff ensure the data center and all the servers are operational round the clock. They have everything from national fiber network to diesel generators at their disposal, and customers across the globe get access through multiple 10 GB fiber connections.
Everything from fiber to support, hardware and the data center is straight under the control of Blue host. Dedicated server customers can therefore resolve all issues through just one contact, instead of having to deal with numerous contractors as often happens when web hosts outsource functions. On the average, customer calls are taken in fewer 30 seconds.
The managed hosting control panel has been enhanced so that it can facilitate both server management and all the web-hosting tools that are typically used by shared hosting clients. But the best part is at the beginning when a new customer signs up. Instant provisioning has the account up and running within seconds. There are no delays, and the administrator gets full root access and ability to use the control panel and other tools immediately.
RAID mirrors ensure integrity of customer data on the machine. Network peaks do not slowdown performance since huge amounts of bandwidths are made available. Administrative users can utilize the same login ID to access all tools and protected areas, which makes user management easier and more secure.
The hardware configuration varies slightly based on the choice of package. For example, the processor may be dual or quad-core. The amount of RAM varies from 4-16 GB, though the size of the two HDDs may be either 500 GB or 1000 GB each. Additional storage space could be accessed in 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB increments. Basic bandwidth available per month varies from 5-15 TB.
Blue host dedicated server packages also include three to five dedicated IP addresses, one free domain name for a year, plus KVM for virtualization. Customers can choose from amongst three separate packages. Payments could be made every month, once per quarter, twice a year, or an annual basis. The company is offering 50 percent off for the initial month on all packages, and they also have a money back assurance during this first month if the customer is not happy.
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