An unmanaged dedicated server is almost like a bare-bones computer. While you get all of the essentials required to call it a server, there are many features that you will want to add. Some of them are free and/or open source, while some require purchase or even subscription services. It is important to know this before getting a dedicated server, thinking that you are getting a complete product.
A good web host will list some of their extra available features, including prices. Here is a brief list of options you might want:
- cPanel or other control panel
- SSL certificates
- Additional IP addresses
- Load balancing for two or more servers
- Anti-virus protection for mail servers
- Routine backup storage
- Additional RAM
- Additional hard drive
- Windows Server 2008
- KVM over IP
- Additional badwidth/data transfer
For prices check your web host’s website.
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