A dedicated server is a physical server located in one of our data centres. Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are technically managed by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for the administration of your dedicated server. This guide will help you with the first steps of managing your dedicated server. When your dedicated server is first set up during the order process, you can select which operating system will be installed. From the General information tab, click on On the next screen, select either Install from an OVHcloud template or Install one of your templates in order to use a template for the installation. To be able to install a customised image on the server, choose the third option Install from custom image.
What Is a Dedicated IP Address?
The server address is categorized into two — External Address and Internal Address. You may see your server address in many of our articles in many different ways, as shown in the tables below. Here are some common terminologies you will find useful and may encounter in other support articles. The external address public allows you to connect your computer to an Internet Service Provider ISP , which then allows access to websites around the world. Sample Use: WordPress plugins trying to connect to your email account or any application or software that needs access to your server's database. Depending on the hosting package in your account, you can click the links below to see where to find your server address.
Why would you need a dedicated server (4 key reasons)?
The question of whether or not you should use a dedicated IP address or a shared IP address for WordPress hosting can be quite controversial. This is partially due to the amount of wrong and outdated information on the web in regards to dedicated IPs and how they work. IP stands for Internet Protocol and is an address that is assigned to each domain on the web for example: You can think of the DNS as a phone book for the world wide web. When you type Google. The mapping to the IP address is then done behind the scenes by the server, which allows you to use the domain name to access it. Currently, there are two types of IP addresses being used on the web, and even locally by ISPs and devices such as your home router. They are IPv4 and IPv6 :. Basically, we ran out of IPs!
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