Bare metal servers are physical servers dedicated to a single tenant; this means one tenant has complete control, flexibility, and security over their server.
Read on for a more in-depth explanation of what separates bare metal from virtualization, the benefits of bare metal servers, and what sets HostDime’s bare metal servers apart from the rest.
The Difference between Bare Metal Servers and Virtual Private Servers
Typically when you see the term Bare Metal Server this is referring to the physical collection of hardware that makes up the server. This can sometimes be confused with Bare Metal Virtualization which denotes a virtualization system, such as a Hypervisor, running directly on the physical hardware rather than on top of an underlying operating system.
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) utilize some method of virtualization to partition and schedule resource utilization of the underlying physical hardware. Some of the most common types of virtualization used for VPS are Bare Metal virtualization (as mentioned above), Kernel based virtualization, and Containerization.
Currently, two of the most common types of VPS virtualization are Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and Open Virtuozzo (OpenVZ). The basic difference between OpenVZ and KVM is that OpenVZ can only host Linux operating systems due to the nature of containerization using a single shared linux-based kernel. KVM on the other hand is more flexible and can host Linux, Windows, and custom OS options because each virtual environment uses its own kernel.
The Benefits of Bare Metal Servers
Bare metal servers are for enterprises requiring a large amount of processing power and low latency. If your business requires advanced server customization, bare metal would be the desired set-up. Bare metal is a predictable bill each month, and while the cost is usually higher than virtualization set-up, you get what you pay for, including:
- aforementioned customizable hardware
- highest level of flexibility
- no noisy neighbors to affect your server’s uptime and resources
- more processing power
- higher privacy and security via the server isolation
- balanced load distribution and redundancy with no hot spots
Global Bare Metal Servers
HostDime offers multiple bare metal servers to choose from for enterprises looking for ultimate redundancy and load balancing. These configurations feature top-of-the-line CPU models, powerful processor technology, and the functionality necessary for any type of enterprise need.
Best of all, you can choose your bare metal server closest to your target audience. HostDime offers bare metal servers in 8 countries around the world.
Fully Managed Bare Metal Servers
These bare metal servers can be ordered fully managed; this means we take care of setting up your customizable server, perform troubleshooting, and everything in between. In most cases, HostDime does not charge hourly support rates like other bare metal server providers. Each server is set up to ensure your machine is ready to launch any type of website. HostDime’s technicians perform a 10 point security audit on every server to prevent web hacking. Full client support is available 24/7/365 via email, live-chat, and phone. Contact our sales team now to get started.
Jared Smith is HostDime’s Content & SEO Strategist.