GoDaddy Dedicated Server
GoDaddy Dedicated Server Hosting
Discover dedicated servers that offer peak performance, flexibility, and control.
Plans starting at $169.99/month*
What is a dedicated host?
GoDaddy Dedicated Server Hosting Plans and Pricing
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For help setting up and maintaining your server, we also offer Fully Managed Dedicated Server Hosting plans.
GoDaddy dedicated server hosting designed to work for you.
Whether you are a developer, systems administrator, or online gamer, GoDaddy dedicated server hosting solutions are created with power and performance in mind. Designed in a way that offers the flexibility you need, along with the performance and capability you deserve, our solutions rank among the very best for those who require first-rate solutions.
Customers of GoDaddy dedicated hosting enjoy the convenience of state-of-the-art tech, built in security features, and a near perfect uptime guarantee. Users of GoDaddy dedicated server hosting also have the ability to choose between SSD (solid-state drive) or HDD with access to around-the-clock dedicated hosting support. When speed, uptime, and abundant resources matter, we have you covered.
With single-tenant infrastructure, get peace of mind knowing that your server and its resources are safeguarded with DDoS protection at the data center level. In addition, enjoy a conveniently free SSL certificate that comes included with each plan.
Explore the various options we offer, along with all the features that are bundled with our hosting packages. This is dedicated server hosting re-imagined.
What's GoDaddy dedicated server hosting used for?
GoDaddy dedicated server hosting is designed to provide the best solution possible for users who run resource intensive applications, or simply need the most raw processing power available for their hosting needs. Among the most common uses that GoDaddy dedicated server hosting is used for include:
- Business website and/or application hosting
- Big data
- Machine learning
- Online gaming hosting
- Podcasting and live media streaming
- Infrastructure virtualization
- Email server set up
- Test environments
- Server clusters
- eCommerce and multiple site management
- Data storage and backups
- Data analytics software, CRM, and ERP
- Among many other practical uses that help provide solutions to everyday hosting challenges.
GoDaddy Dedicated Server Hosting FAQs
A dedicated server is a physical server option that provides users with the most control and power possible because it is solely for that one individual, or organization (also called a single-tenant), and its resources are not shared with anyone else. They are typically housed within data centers and tenants are granted exclusive access to control and configure the server based on his or her needs. In addition, users of dedicated server hosting also enjoy the highest levels of security, resources (such as RAM and SSD or HDD storage), and control in terms of hosting.
In most cases, dedicated servers are rented on a monthly term basis and provide allotted amounts of resources to its users each month in the form of memory, bandwidth, and hard disk space. They also allow for complete customization of server configuration. This is one of the many reasons people prefer this option as a high performing hosting solution that is uniquely tailored to individual needs.
GoDaddy dedicated server hosting is a plan where a physical server is dedicated specifically for your site. Unlike shared hosting, resources are not shared between users, giving you more bandwidth, memory, and stability for your site. In other words, your server is yours and yours only.
GoDaddy dedicated servers can used for anything from websites, to web hosting, video streaming and online gaming, and even database management. There really isn’t a limit to the vast variety and types of applications that can be supported.
GoDaddy dedicated servers are best for resource intensive websites and applications. If you need the highest level of power, resources, flexibility and control, then a GoDaddy dedicated hosting solution may be right for you and your business. Though, it’s worth mentioning that they do require some advanced server administration skills in order to manage. For this reason, selecting a fully managed dedicated server hosting plan when signing up will help reduce the need to manage it on your own in case this is a concern.
Both VPS (or virtual private server) and GoDaddy dedicated hosting are among the most powerful hosting options available on the market. They are similar in that they both provide users with high levels of control, resources, and power. The biggest difference is that GoDaddy dedicated hosting provides a physical server that is for one user only, with all of its resources being allocated to that one user, whereas a VPS may share resources with other websites.
VPS hosting emulates a computer, or virtual private server. This virtual server resides within a parent server and shares its resources with other virtual servers. Because of this, though users are allotted large quantities of resources like disk space, CPU, and RAM, it’s still not at the level of a completely dedicated server.
Having access to 100% of server resources, coupled with full control, management, and configuration of specific hosting requirements are what set apart dedicated servers from VPS hosting.
To dive even deeper into the differences between VPS and dedicated hosting, and compare the two options in depth, view: GoDaddy Dedicated Server Hosting vs VPS: Which One is Best?
Among the many benefits, guaranteed resources and full control of a server rank among the very top. Privacy and security are also other key benefits of having a GoDaddy dedicated server. It’s an ideal solution for users who have high levels of technical expertise as well as for websites that experience very high rates of traffic.
In addition, other benefits and reasons that businesses choose GoDaddy dedicated server hosting for their needs include:
- High Reliability: GoDaddy dedicated servers are among the most reliably consistent and stable solutions when it comes to handling high levels of traffic. Because these environments provide users with maximum power and resources, websites and applications running on them are much more stable as a result of such high-performance hosting.
- Strong Security: Among the many benefits of GoDaddy dedicated servers are the built-in security features that come included with them. Among these security features include DDoS protection at the network level which helps safeguard against these types of attacks, also known as distributed denial-of-service attacks. In addition, SSL certificates also come included which help secure your site, while protecting your customers’ information.
- Dedicated Resources: 100% of the server’s resources are allocated to a single tenant or user of that server. Because of this, users regularly experience increases in speed and overall performance from their hosting. There is no sharing of resources like on other types of web hosting such as on shared hosting plans that can slow down load times any time there is an overuse or reaching of resource limits.
- Highly Customizable: One of the other key benefits included is the ability to customize everything just the way you want. This means the flexibility for completely customized configuration of settings and preferences. With root/server admin access, you have the ability to set anything to the exact specification of your specific needs. It’s one of the unique features that sets this option apart from all the rest.
GoDaddy dedicated servers offer the highest level and performance possible when it comes to a hosting solution. It’s no wonder why so many choose this option when performance, speed, and control are at the very top of their priority list.
Pricing for GoDaddy Dedicated Server Hosting depends upon the subscription plan you sign up for and ranges from $169.99 per month to $519.99 per month. Here are the prices for each available GoDaddy dedicated hosting plan:
HDD – High Capacity:
- DS-32: $169.99/month
- DS-64: $219.99/month
- DS-128: $359.99/month
- DS-256: $499.99/month
SSD NVMe – Up to 25x Faster:
- DS-32: $179.99/month
- DS-64: $229.99/month
- DS-128: $379.99/month
- DS-256: $519.99/month
In addition, we also offer fully managed dedicated hosting plans which have their own separate pricing.
Yes, you can. In addition to the industry leading web-based control panel, cPanel, you can also use WHM or Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition that is available on Linux CentOS in order to manage your GoDaddy dedicated server.
Applications that benefit most from GoDaddy dedicated hosting are ones that require high amounts of raw processing power and that output intensive workloads such as:
- Website and business applications
- Big data
- Online game hosting
- Infrastructure virtualization
- Live media streaming and podcasting
- Machine learning
- Storage and backups
No, not all GoDaddy dedicated servers are fully managed. When purchasing a plan, you will have the option of selecting your management level. One of those options being fully managed. Under this option, many of the technical aspects of server management are handled for you by a team of GoDaddy dedicated server hosting experts. This allows you to remain completely hands off when it comes to the management of your server.
However, if you prefer to be more hands on and manage your own dedicated server, or you have an IT or server admin in place to do so, then selecting a self-managed plan is also an option. Under this plan, you have complete control over the configuration and management of your GoDaddy dedicated server.
Under the self managed plan, you would be in charge of managing and configuring your own server. With fully managed dedicated server hosting, the management, maintenance, and configuration of your server is handled for you. This includes common server management tasks such as PHP configuration, HTTP/2 server configuration, MySQL optimization, firewall configurations, and the handling of server settings, just to name a few.
You are able to host as many websites as you need or want to with GoDaddy dedicated server hosting. There is no set limit on the number of websites that you can host with each plan. The only limitations to be aware of are storage and RAM resource quantities provided with your plan. Though, you can always upgrade to a higher tier plan if you find that you require additional resources in order to have more memory space and storage to host more websites.
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. It is a solution for storing data across multiple hard disks and then having those hard disks linked together in order for the operating system on your server to identify them as a single unit, not separated from one another. And yes, RAID-1 is provided on all GoDaddy dedicated server hosting plans offered.
Yes. You have the option of choosing between HDD and SSD NVMe disk types depending on your requirement needs. While HDDs offer the highest storage capacities, because they are traditional spinning disks, they are not the fastest disk type option.
With that being said, SSDs (or Solid-State drives) are going to be a much faster option because there are not any moving components attached. In addition, NVMe SSDs take speed up an even further notch and deliver up to 4X better IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) than even the fastest SAS option that is currently available. So, in that regard, SSD is going to the better option when it comes to the importance of speed.
A bare metal server is a physical server that is dedicated to a single user or tenant. Bare metal servers allow tenants to access root administration privileges for complete server control, thereby granting the full processing power and resources of a dedicated server. What’s more is that with bare metal servers, operating systems are installed directly onto the server. This helps to reduce layers and deliver better server performance overall.
Yes, you are. If you already have VPS hosting through GoDaddy, you are able to upgrade to dedicated hosting by simply ordering a new server. Customers who are fully managed enjoy the convenience of having their data migrated to their new server for them, all with minimal downtime involved. If you have a self-managed plan, we also offer services to help you migrate your data if you don’t prefer to do this manually.
Yes, the online video game Valheim runs on Microsoft Windows and Linux which makes it perfectly compatible to run on a dedicated server. Most players of the game Valheim opt to either host the game locally on their computers if playing solo or with only a few players, or set up a Valheim dedicated server for an optimal multiplayer experience.
There are several reasons as to why setting up a Valheim dedicated server can be beneficial. The main reason is that when setting up Valheim on a dedicated server, you don’t have to invite your friends every single time that you play. In fact, your friends can join the game at any time, even when you’re not playing.
The other main benefit is that running Valheim on a dedicated server allows you to play the game on your computer, while hosting the server on a different machine. This helps reduce the processing power that your gaming computer has to output, thereby creating a smoother gaming experience overall.
To set up a dedicated server in Valheim, you essentially need to do port forwarding and know where to locate the server IP to complete the setup. If you would like managed support with the set up, configuration, and management of your Valheim dedicated server, we recommend giving our fully managed dedicated server hosting a try.
In most cases, server set up is completed and ready within just a few minutes. However, on the long end, it may take up to 24 hours or just slightly longer in rare cases to get everything set up, provisioned, and ready for use. After signing up, you can also give us a call and we will try our best to get you set up even faster.
Since a new server would need to be ordered, yes, there would be some slight downtime. But not to worry. In most cases, your new server will be provisioned in a matter of minutes. Though rare, on the long end, provisioning may take up to 24 hours or just slightly longer to complete. Though, for most, downtime is very minimal on average when making the upgrade to dedicated server hosting.
There is no additional fee to set up your dedicated server. After purchasing a GoDaddy dedicated hosting plan, your server will be set up and provisioned for you at no additional cost. Server set up comes included absolutely free with each plan.
To easily get started, select one of the GoDaddy dedicated hosting plans available based on the amount of resources and storage you need. Signing up is simple and only takes a few minutes. Support is available at any and every step of the way to set up your new GoDaddy dedicated server.
If you are signing up with self-managed GoDaddy dedicated hosting, you should plan on having technical knowledge and skill in server administration. If you do not, then you should have someone in place who does have expertise in this area to help manage your server for you as this is a necessary skill for self-managed dedicated hosting.
As an alternative however, you do have the option when signing up to select a fully managed plan. Under this option, you do not have to manage your server on your own and many of the technical requirements and tasks typically involved with dedicated hosting management are taken care of for you. It’s a perfect option for customers who prefer to be more hands-off when it comes to the management of their dedicated hosting configuration.
Absolutely. Expert GoDaddy dedicated hosting support is always available around the clock 24/7, day or night to help, and can be reached by calling (480) 624-2500.
Get started with GoDaddy dedicated hosting for $169.99/mo*
*Price excludes applicable taxes and ICANN fees.
**Disk space includes operating system files, which can be close to 24 GB on a Windows server. Please take that into consideration when choosing a server size that best fits your needs.
***SSL certificate is included for free as part of your product purchase. If you cancel the product, you will lose the associated SSL certificate as well.
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