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Server Pronto Dedicated says they offer the most affordable dedicated servers on the market today, and with a starter package going for $29.95 a month and less than two hours set up, they might not be far off. But as we all know, price doesn't mean much if the dollars don't get you the features you want and need.
By maintaining their own secure data centers and purchasing bulk hardware and bandwidth - backed by 10 years of buying power - Server Pronto Dedicated dedicated web hosting is able to offer the low prices it does. They hire qualified, experience staff who can take care of server maintenance and support in-house. You don't pay for what you don't need; ServerPronto is an especially solid choice for those who are not looking for a managed server. While customer support is available 24/7, extra service, management and add-ons will cost extra.
Server Pronto Dedicated hosting focuses on bringing the top technology in dedicated servers to you. Unlike some other dedicated hosting companies, ServerPronto pledges to bring you a new server never used by another customer. Not a bad pledge, for such a low monthly rate!
With expert staff, top hardware, secure data centers and fast, reliable servers with everything you need to operate on the Internet, Server Pronto Dedicated Dedicated may well be the choice for you.
- Low prices
- No contracts
- Offers Linux: Red Hat, Fedora, Free BSD, Debian, Suse, Gentoo, OpenBSD, CentOS, Ubuntu
- Premium multihomed bandwidth
- 24/7 support via e-mail and ticketing
- No set up fees with a three-month commitment
- State-of-the art data center
Server Pronto Dedicated will set you up with a dedicated server quickly and at a low cost. The servers are reliable and secure and perfect for the customer with a little know-how. For those looking for a highly managed service, this might not be the place for you - phoning customer service will cost you, as will backup space, a managed firewall and other options. Investigate all the costs before you sign on.
ServerPronto web hosting offers a 99.999% uptime guarantee.
Basics - What you need to know
Your Server Pronto Dedicated server will be housed in a concrete reinforced, cement block colocation facility with redundant local power feeds, Generator and UPS power backup, FM-200 Fike Cheetah fire suppression system, and Liebert Air Handlers. The facility is protected by multiple stage entry points, as well as video, and security personnel.
All ServerPronto customers are connected via their own 100Mbps cross connection to Infolink's switches which have redundant Tier-One backbone connections.
Server Access by Customer
Physical access: by ServerPronto technicians Root access: the customer has complete root access control over the server. ServerPronto does not even maintain access.
Control Panels and Extended Offering
While WebMin control panel is free for ServerPronto customers, others are available: Plesk ($40 per month), and cPanel ($40 per month).
There are no contracts, but Server Pronto Dedicated dedicated hosting requires 30 days' written notice for cancellation.
ServerPronto offers support 24/7 via an email ticket system. Voice support packages are also available at an additional cost. Remote reboots are free; a physical reboot costs a small free.
Server Pronto Dedicated servers are designed to be 'Self Managed' computers. They can offer all of the support a customer wishes, however ServerPronto is ideally suited - and the best price - for those users who like to manage their own servers.
Server Pronto Dedicated maintains strict records of all of their IP addresses. Customers are free to have as many addresses as they wish, as long as they are being used. There is a $10 one time processing charge for each IP address.
"At ServerPronto, we are committed to providing the best value in the dedicated server business. This means constant innovation to deliver the highest performing network and customer control at the lowest price. Whether you are using your server for web development, tinkering, email, photos, gaming, reselling, or all of the above and more, we will deliver a world-class experience."
The most common uses of ServerPronto servers are:
- Hosting servers
- Development servers
- Staging servers
- Email servers
- Data backup servers
- Photo servers
- Gaming servers
- File servers
- Failover servers to existing network setups
"We've been very pleased so far with the purchase of our dedicated server. Its network uptime as well as easy-to-use server management software makes it incredibly easy for us to manage all of the web sites we're hosting and to do so in a way that's incredibly cost-effective. Good work guys."
- Gerald Bauer, JB Systems, LLC
"Overall ServerPronto is a great value if you have the skills to run the server yourself. I have not seen a cheaper server anywhere and to this point I have had no downtime. But if you need a lot of help administering your server you should look at something else."
- Monkeywrencher, Theoryshare.com