Dedicated servers with Windows or Linux

Windows or Linux? It’s an age-old question, and one that you probably have your own answer to ‐ it all depends on personal preference and the needs of your project. Select your preferred operating system on your Fasthosts dedicated server, with Ubuntu 16.04, CentOS 7 and Windows Server 2016 now available.

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 adds vastly improved Hyper-V containers for isolated application environments, as well as shielded virtual machines that make use of hardware-based security such as BitLocker. As the latest iteration of Windows Server, it’s faster and lighter than previous versions.

Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7

Choose either Ubuntu 16.04 or CentOS 7 for your Linux dedicated server. Whether you need the latest features of Ubuntu or the stability of CentOS, both of these Linux distributions provide a highly reliable operating system capable of supporting advanced projects and dynamic web content.

Operating Systems

ImagesControl panelSQL
Windows 2016 CorePleskMSSQL Web / MSSQL Standard
Windows 2016 DesktopPleskMSSQL Web / MSSQL Standard
Ubuntu 16.04 LTSPlesk + cPanel 
CentOS 7Plesk + cPanel 

Reliable, high performance dedicated
servers at great prices

  • Unlimited data and an option to purchase 1Gb/s bandwidth

  • UK data centres & 24/7 UK support

  • SSL certificates free for the first year

  • Remote desktop (Windows) & SSH (Linux)

All our dedicated servers come with...

  • Unlimited data transfer
  • Free SSL certificate for 1 year
  • 99.99% up-time gurantee, you'll be eligible to claim one day's service free for every hour your server is unavailable
  • Full remote server control from your web browser
  • Our own UK datacentres
  • 24/7 UK-based technical support

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Microsoft SQL Server

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