Fully managed tailored dedicated server hosting to fit your exact needs.
All servers include
- Full Server Management
- Comprehensive SLA
- Regular Backups
- Multi-domain hosting
- Tailored specification
Although many projects enjoy better value and flexibility on our Enterprise Linux platforms, our dedicated server options give you the choice of Linux or Windows. This provides access to additional technologies such as ASP.NET, and SQL Server.
If your project has special requirements, such as a thirst for disk space, or an appetite for RAM, our dedicated server solutions will provide the option you're looking for. We fit the server to your needs, not the other way around, so we're completely flexible on specification to suit your project.
24/7/365 monitoring and issue resolution
All Layershift servers are fully managed. We're here 24/7/365 monitoring your server and proactively resolving problems before you and your visitors even know they exist.
Quality of Service
Your project demands a high quality hosting solution. Experience the Layershift difference and benefit from the added safety of our robust SLA - it puts competitors' misleading and weak SLAs to shame!
In a world full of clouds, it's hard to know exactly what you're getting. Important details like RAID levels and disk performance are abstracted away; vital information that some requirements cannot do without.
A Layershift fully managed dedicated server provides the certainty and clarity of exactly what underlying hardware powers your service, and with that you know for sure what to expect from it.
What our customers say
Your own 100% dedicated hardware with no resource sharing. You can be certain that the full power of your dedicated server is available exclusively to you at all times. Free from the restrictions and limitations of VPS environments, we can finely tune our management services to your exact requirements.
Your dedicated server is critical to your business success, so all Layershift dedicated servers include our enhanced care pack with longer backup retention, more intensive service monitoring, priority technical support, faster guaranteed security patch resolution, enhanced SLA, and much more as standard. These can be upgraded even further with our optional enterprise care pack upgrade available on dedicated and Cloud VPS Extreme servers.
You're the experts in your business, but not web server administration and security. Don't struggle with the complexities of server administration; you have more profitable uses for your time!
Most managed hosting providers only provide management Monday - Friday, during "office hours" leaving you with serious problems overnight and at weekends when you're still trying to make money, not to mention having to schedule maintenance during peak trading! Layershift's in-house server experts deliver comprehensive server management 24 hours every day of every week; they tune your servers for best performance, proactively apply system security updates (in accordance with your care pack), monitor system health, and if you hit any server errors they'll be on top of it troubleshooting those too.
You run your business, and we'll run your servers!
Keep your server secured using an industry standard firewall included on every Layershift Cloud VPS. Simple and effective to configure; apply server-wide rules at the touch of a button!
Pro-active security patch updates are applied in accordance with your care pack, and critical system kernel security updates are applied seamlessly without any service downtime or disruption within a maximum of 72 hours (24 hours for Enhanced care pack customers) from vendor release.
Learn more about how we protect your servers on our Infrastructure page.
Layershift dedicated servers are infinitely customisable with a wide range of options for CPU, memory, hard-disk capacity / performance, redundancy, and inclusive traffic quota. We provide the hardware and service to meet your needs, instead of pushing your needs to an inappropriate stock of inadequate hardware like many of our competitors! Our sales team will gladly assist you in selecting the most appropriate solution for your needs.
High Quality Hardware
Only the latest Dell enterprise servers, including redundant components wherever possible.
All Layershift servers feature hot-swap disks so that we can replace without interruption to your service, whilst our premium servers also feature hot-swap, redundant power supplies. In the unlikely event of hardware failure, we maintain a complete inventory of replacement server components and always have equivalent or higher specification servers spare for prompt disaster recovery.
Don't risk your business; demand enterprise components. Desktop components are not manufactured for reliable 24/7/365 operation!
All Layershift dedicated servers are deployed with an advanced software layer which allows us to move a complete copy of your data between dedicated servers without any changes to files, software versions, or settings; usually without a single second of downtime! This means we can dynamically migrate you to upgraded servers as soon as you outgrow them without the need to plan a complex migration or endure significant downtime of our competitors' servers.
Make sure that your dedicated server has sufficient resources to cope with ongoing growth, a spike in demand, or the introduction of new functionality to your website. Layershift's fully-managed load-balancing solutions increase capacity and availability of your website.
Whether you are starting out, or have an established business, we can provide the most suitable dedicated server deployment for you. If you prefer to have an all-in-one server providing your web, database, mail and other services, or to separate these on to multiple servers, or to have a dedicated web cluster and dedicated database cluster we can exceed your requirements.
Get Well Connected
All Layershift servers have multiple high speed Internet connections, including direct links into regional and international network operators, major Internet backbone networks, and key Internet exchanges. This super fast and reliable network connection between your website and visitors is essential to your conversion rate.
Regular Flexible Backups
Most providers only perform a daily backup (often at additional charge) - potentially 23 hours of lost data! You need to spend a lot of time reconstructing orders, chasing lost customers, trying to recover valuable work and revenue! Plus the legacy tape backup systems used by many other hosting providers can take a huge amount of time to restore, increasing downtime and damage to your brand.
Layershift take backups every 6 hours as standard (or hourly backups with our enterprise care pack!) and can rapidly restore a single file/database or your entire server to recover as quickly as possible from any of these recovery points in the past 14 days.
Scripting and Database Engine
- MySQL 5.x database server
- PHP 5.x
- Apache mod_rewrite
- .htaccess support
- IMAP and POP3 incoming mail
- SMTP outgoing mail
- Anti-virus protection (optional)
- Anti-spam filtering (optional)
Features and Administration
- Domain aliasing
- Domain forwarding
- Cron (scheduled tasks)
- SSL secure certificate support
- Static IP addressing
- Parallels® Plesk Panel
- VPN tunnel for secure administration
- Web server log access
- Traffic statistics reports
- User level SSH (No need for root, we handle everything!)
- Regular automated backups
Performance and Network
- Choice of RAM, CPU, disk options
- Redundant network connectivity (BGP and VRRP)
- High performance gigabit network ports
- Intel® Xeon® multi-core high performance server CPU's
- High speed DDR3 RAM with ECC technology to maintain data integrity
- High speed RAID arrays keep your data safe and fast
Every cloud runs on top of commodity server hardware, so ultimately you get a portion of those resources on a cloud server. For larger projects you need your own dedicated hardware so you're free of those limitations. Our engineers will build your own "private cloud" to suit your individual needs.
Whether you need terabytes of disk space, dedicated hex core CPUs, or cutting edge SSD performance disks, we can specify and supply the best server for your needs.
Know Your Hardware
The cloud has its place, but sometimes you just need the reassurance of knowing exactly what hardware you're running, and that it's all 100% yours no matter what. Use this higher degree of control and precision to specify exactly down to component level and forge your own mission critical system.
Mini Case Study
David runs a large stock photo site. Naturally he needs a huge amount of storage space, but the restrictive limits on most cloud storage platforms (even specialist file storage solutions) used to cause him a lot of problems. Today Layershift provide his dedicated storage array giving him terrabytes of storage at a low unit cost, connected to 3 load balanced Cloud VPS Extreme application servers which handle his growing website.
Your project is unique!
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How many sites can I host?
It depends on the website coding efficiency (e.g. dynamic / database driven, or static), how busy each website is, and of course which server specification you use. Your server control panel is initially licensed for hosting up to 10 domains, but you can increase this at any time for a small monthly fee.
Please contact our sales engineers to discuss your requirements in more detail and we'll be happy to advise further.
What if I exceed the monthly traffic quota?
Don't worry, our limits are intentionally very generous, so it's very unlikely you'll reach them anyway. However, if you're lucky enough to reach 80% of your monthly quota limit we'll get in touch to let you know, and again at 100%.
Why don't you offer unlimited traffic?
Networks don't have unlimited bandwidth, so any provider selling this is misrepresenting their service to you. What else are they hiding?
High performance networks are expensive to run, and every byte of traffic has a real cost to the provider. That cost is built into their pricing, and you can be certain they're not going to lose money selling a server to you - so they'll have covert ways of making sure your bandwidth usage is (in)appropriately controlled. In other words, to slow you down.
Even though we don't give you so-called unlimited traffic it's very unlikely that you'll reach our limits - they're intentionally very generous. We're up-front and honest with our service, and this enables us to provide you with high performance servers at a fair price.