With the Godaddy dedicated server plans, the user gets optimum performance levels and great control as well as the flexibility to customize and configure their own dedicated server. The server is provisioned within hours and the user gets to choose from a variety of plan packages, thereby offering flexibility in features and budget brackets. With the Godaddy server, users get quality admin access with which they are able to install and run just about anything on the server. Furthermore, these servers enable the user to host multiple websites on a single server account as well as serve a wide variety of purposes such as gaming, virtual (i.e., shared) hosting, and hosting of traffic-intensive Web sites.
Under the dedicated server category, the user has two essential to choose from. The first option enables the user to choose from 3 plans and select that best suits their requirement, expertise and budget. Under the second option; the users have the flexibility and control to build their own dedicated server.
Under the first option; the first level plan offered by GoDaddy is called the “Preconfigured Economy Plan”. This plan is priced $79.99 for a time period of 1 month and 6 months. For a period of 12 months and 24 months; the plan is priced at $71.99 and $63.99 respectively. A disk drive of 1X120 GB, 500 GB of bandwidth and 1 GB of RAM is offered. Besides this, users get access to free features including an SSL certificate (worth $19.99 value), $50 worth of Google Ad Words advertising credit and $50 worth of Microsoft Ad Center credit. Furthermore, a simple control panel is also offered under this plan which is essentially an integrated server manager that combines administration tasks into an easy-to-use Web-based interface. The other features include the Celeron® 2.0GHz1 processor and Linux: CentOS (4 or 5) or Red Hat Fedora Core 7.
The second level under this category is the “Preconfigured Deluxe Plan“. This plan comes with a price tag of $146.95 per month for a time frame of 1 month and 6 months. For 12 months it is priced at $132.26 per month and 24 months the charges are $117.56 per month. Under this, users get 2x 120 GB of disk drive, 500 GB of bandwidth and 2 GB of RAM. Other features also include CPU power (Pentium® 4, 3.0GHz), Linux: CentOS (4 or 5) or Red Hat Fedora Core 6 and Plesk 30-domain control panel. Furthermore, users get free advertising credit from Google and Microsoft worth $75 and $100 respectively. An SSL certificate worth $19.99 is also offered completely free of cost.
The “Preconfigured premium Plan” is the third and most advanced plan package offered under this category and is available at $299.90 per month for a time period of 1 month and 6 months. For 12 months it is offered at $275.91 per month and for 24 months it is priced at $251.91 per month. Users get access to 2×300 GB of disk drive, 2000 GB of bandwidth and 4 GB of RAM. Besides this, they also get access to the cPanel(unlimited control panel), Linux: CentOS (4 or 5) or Red Hat Fedora Core 7 and CPU power (Core 2 Duo – 2.13GHz). Just like the other two lower levels plans, the SSL certificate is offered completely free of cost. $125 worth of Google Ad Words credit and $200 worth of Microsoft Ad Center credit is also offered to the premium members.
Members are given the option to build their own dedicated server and the plans start at $79.99 per month. Up to 120 to 600 GB of disk storage and 500 to 2000 GB of bandwidth is offered under this option category. Other features include Celeron, Pentium, and Core 2 Duo Processors, a free SSL certificate, Google Adwords credit (worth $125) and Microsoft Ad Center credit (worth $200). Members also get to choose from the operating systems, control panels, RAM and many more features as well as select the “Assisted Service Plan” option. With the assisted service plan, members can leave the select monitoring and maintenance issues to the server professionals thereby save themselves ample time and energy. The service features under this option include server setup (Domain Name & DNS, Hosting Account, SSL Certificate, Resource Allocation), installation of operating system and Plesk control panel, back up services (Critical server information will be backed up daily and stored for 7 days, Restores provided at your request via phone or email ticket), security services (Daily scans, as well as real-time on-access virus scanning of files; for windows; and Security scanning is offered once a month per server, with review and report of security scans, including any recommended remediation actions); Emergency Services (Service restart or reboot, Server or service down and Tier-3 Support troubleshooting); Patching Services (Official updates released by the Fedora or Fedora Legacy Project, Official updates, bug fixes and security patches released by Microsoft®); Monitoring Services (Per server monitoring of basic services such as Ping and HTTP) and Custom Support Access. The Custom services are exclusive to the “Assisted Service Plan” owners.
The Custom Services features include:
· Script troubleshooting
· Kernel Modifications
· Advanced scripting/web programming help
· OS Hardening
· IPTables updates
· Custom software configuration
· PHP/SQL version changes
· Site Migrations (from other GoDaddy.com Shared Hosting Sites)
· Install 3rd party web-based software
· Additional backups, such as script or scripts built for daily backups of specified files and directories.
24/7 technical, billing as well as sales support is offered by telephone and email support is also offered. The GoDaddy support system is known to be prompt and efficient and members can expect a response by email within 5 hours and by phone the maximum wait time is not more than 7 minutes.
With GoDaddy being one of the biggest name in the hosting industry, members can expect peak performance levels while gaining control in the most convenient environment.