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Dedicated Windows

Dedicated hosting reserves a Web server for a single customer where the customer has exclusive rights to their server's bandwidth, memory, and storage space. With a dedicated server, traffic and usage patterns of other customers do not affect performance.

Because of their available bandwidth, versatility, and consistent performance, dedicated servers are used for a variety of purposes, including gaming, database management, and traffic-intensive Web sites.

Rebooting or Requesting a Power Cycle for Your Server

If you cannot reboot your server, manually (more info), you can request a power cycle for your server.

To Request a Reboot or Power Cycle

Log in to your Account Manager.
Click Servers.

Click one of the following based on the type of management interface your [...]

Securing Your Server Against the Heartbleed Vulnerability

Due to a major security flaw in OpenSSL, you should update your server to the newest version of the software. The following versions of OpenSSL are affected:

0.9.8
1.0.0
1.0.1 through 1.0.1f

NOTE: Only customers using dedicated and virtual private servers need to complete the steps listed in this article steps. These steps do [...]

Comparing Dedicated Hosting Control Panels

Hosting control panels offer unique interfaces, workflows and features. This chart outlines the differences:

Plesk
cPanel

User Interface

Site Preview
X
X

Operating System

Fedora®

CentOS
X
X

Windows® 2008 R2
X

Ubuntu
X

DNS

Addition/ Deletion
X
X

Automated setup with new site
X
X

Virtual DNS support
X
X

Subdomains

Addition/ Deletion
X
X

Redirects
X
X

Software firewall
X
X

Web Server Scripting

ASP
Windows Only

Perl®
X
X

Python™
X
X

SSI
X
X

CGI
X
X

Java™
X
X

Database

MySQL®
X
X

MSDE or MSSQL Express Windows Plesk Pack Pro(must be installed after upgrade)
Windows Only

PHPMyAdmin
X
X

Mail

Manage email accounts
X
X

Supports Webmail
X
X

Forwarding
X
X

Auto-Response
X
X

Mailing lists
X
X

Spam filters
X
X

Antivirus
X
X

SSL

Manage SSL certificates
X
X

FTP

Manage [...]

Getting Started with Your Windows Server Using Parallels Plesk Panel 9.2

This guide will assist you in getting started with your Windows Virtual Private Server (VPS) using Parallels Plesk Panel as your hosting control panel.
NOTE: The PDF format guide requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader at Adobe’s website.
Getting Started With [...]

How do I run updates on my dedicated server?

All updates regarding patches, software, and bug fixes are the responsibility of the dedicated server administrator. We recommend keeping all services and software up to date with the latest stable version available. Review the documentation provided by your software vendors to ensure that all updates are compatible with your [...]

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