The best choice for powerful, affordable dedicated servers
An ideal range for startups and developers, available in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Rediscover the So you Start dedicated server, with added benefits from OVHcloud!
Our Bare-Metal server solutions
The advantages of So you Start servers
Choose your configuration
With So you Start, you get a wide selection of dedicated servers. Our servers are equipped with Intel Xeon, Intel Core and AMD EPYC processors, as well as SATA or SSD NVMe hard drives. Get all the power and storage you need for your projects!
Get in touch with your users
With datacentre availability in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region, you have a choice of location for your future services. What’s more, your dedicated server's availability is covered by a 99.9% service level agreement (SLA).
Get a comprehensive solution
The So you Start dedicated servers include access to our services, such as a selection of pre-installed operating systems, our Anti-DDoS protection, a 100 GB backup space and an unlimited public bandwidth* of 250 Mbit/s.
Start at a lower cost
With the So you Start server range, you can launch your projects while maintaining control of your budget. All of the services included allow you to develop your solutions without limitations. If required, you can also select IP addresses (Additional IP), additional backup spaces, and a Load Balancer.
Dedicated servers with the best price-performance ratio!
Is your business growing and evolving? We have designed our services to help you along. Choosing a So you Start dedicated server means enjoying full features without increasing your budget. You’re entering an open universe, where you can continue to grow with your activity. Your server is now a springboard to your success!
The So you Start dedicated server is a real ally for developers, making their work easier. Delivered with comprehensive services and administrator access, it offers you an unlimited development environment. Deploy your applications, host websites and test your code: your dedicated server hosts your ideas!
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Your questions answered
Why use a dedicated server?
Whether you are developing or hosting websites and applications, a dedicated server is a powerful solution. As a machine allocated to you, you control its operation and choose the operating system, software and security level you want. You also get all the advantages of a solution hosted in a datacentre, as well as OVHcloud’s expertise in server operation and maintenance.
What is included with your dedicated server?
Your dedicated server comes with many professional services:
- IPv6 subnet - /128
- Unlimited public bandwidth of 250 Mbit/s
- Anti-DDoS protection
- 100 GB of backup storage space
- A 99.90% SLA (Service Level Agreement)
- Pre-installed operating systems and distributions
- IPMI and KVM on IP interfaces
- Ticket and telephone support.
See our Eco Dedicated Server technical specifications comparison and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Which operating systems and distributions are compatible with Bare-Metal servers?
Your So you Start dedicated server allows you to choose your pre-installed environment from:
- Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS and Debian distributions
- Windows Server operating systems
- Microsoft SQL Server database systems
- cPanel and Plesk administration interfaces
- VMware, Proxmox or Windows Hyper-V virtualisation software
To get a low-cost dedicated server, you can opt for open-source Linux distributions with no additional licence fees. View the list of compatible operating systems and distributions on our dedicated page.
What is the difference between a dedicated server and a shared hosting plan?
A dedicated server is a computer server that you control, with full administration. It can be used for infrastructure creation projects, for big data, artificial intelligence or web hosting. Shared hosting is a solution that offers a preconfigured hosting environment shared between multiple people. Each user has their own space to store their files, databases, emails, and so on.
What is the difference between a dedicated server and a VPS?
A dedicated server is a machine physically located in a datacentre and can be linked to a personal computer. It is composed of its own computer hardware and does not depend on any other machine to operate. On the other hand, a VPS is a virtual machine (VM) created from a physical computer server. The resources offered by the VPS are virtual. It is a practical solution for dividing a server into different VMs using virtualisation software. A VPS is a low-cost alternative if you do not need all the resources offered by a dedicated server. A VPS can offer other advantages, such as resource scalability to support your business growth.
What is a dedicated server?
A dedicated server is a solution offered by an IT hosting provider. It is a physical server whose usage is allocated to one person. It can be distinguished from other solutions (cloud, web hosting) by the name “bare-metal server”. Bare-metal refers to the physical aspect of the server, which is delivered without a software layer. As the sole manager of a server, the client decides what is installed on it (operating system, software, etc.) and makes use of all of their allocated resources. There are several uses for a dedicated server: deploying virtual servers, big data projects, creating infrastructures using several dedicated servers, hosting websites and e-commerce websites, and more.
Which dedicated server should I choose?
Your choice of dedicated server depends on the project you want to create. The two important factors to assess are the server configuration and the services included.
The server configuration refers to the components (also called hardware): processor (CPU), RAM, storage, as well as the network. Different information is provided to help you make the best possible server choice, depending on the resources your project requires:
- processor: Number of cores, thread, frequency
- RAM: quantity, type and frequency
- storage: quantity, disk type and RAID type, if available
- public bandwidth: maximum bandwidth and usable quantity.
The features and services included with your dedicated server are also important to check, and some may be essential. This could include anti-DDoS protection, a backup space, or a service level agreement.
Public bandwidth is paramount: If the maximum bandwidth is always set, ensure that it remains unlimited during use, as it is with OVHcloud*. If applicable, you may need to pay an additional monthly fee for your usage.
*Excludes datacentres in the Asia-Pacific region.