2020 IMH Dedicated Server Upgrades

One of the benefits of using Dedicated Hosting is having access to state-of-the-art hardware that can be used to enhance the performance of your websites and other digital services. While our Dedicated Servers have always contained powerful hardware, we now have the ability to upgrade the servers and raise them to a level that is above industry standard. With this new, more powerful hardware, and our continued stellar support, you will have everything you need to get started with a Dedicated Hosting plan on the path to success. In this article, we will outline these upgrades and how they will impact your Dedicated Hosting experience. For a full summary of the changes being made, please scroll to the bottom of this article.

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Software RAID vs. Hardware RAID

RAID or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a data storage solution that allows users to easily store large amounts of data within multiple hard drives. This technology is useful for increasing server performance as well as adding another layer of redundancy to your server environment. While most of our Dedicated Servers previously used Hardware RAID, we have now switched all of the servers to Software RAID. Software RAID is a more cost-effective and customizable solution than Hardware RAID, giving our Dedicated Servers that much more value and flexibility.

Increased RAM

RAM or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer memory that can be used to store machine code or data that is actively being worked with. RAM helps to speed up your server by caching the data your server is actively using, which allows that data to be accessed more quickly and in turn increase server performance. To ensure that our customers get the most out of their Dedicated Servers, we have doubled the amount of RAM available in all of our Dedicated Hosting plans. This means you will have twice as much RAM, making your websites and other digital services perform that much faster.

M.2 SSD vs 2.5 inch SSD

While all of our Dedicated Hosting plans have utilized Solid State Drive (SSD) technology as a data storage solution in the past, we have upgraded our Advanced and Elite plans to include M.2 SSDs. M.2 SSDs are even faster than standard 2.5 inch SSDs, increasing your servers read/write speeds and making your server that much faster. As read/write speeds can be a limiting factor in server performance, you may find that M.2 SSDs are the storage solution you need.

State-of-the-Art Processor Hardware 

One of the most important pieces of server hardware is the Central Processing Unit (CPU), also known as a processor. As such, we have now upgraded all of our Dedicated Hosting plans to use the latest Intel Xeon processors, setting our servers above the industry standard. These next-generation processors will give your server the speed and reliability you need while ensuring that you remain one step ahead of the competition.

Specification Comparison

The below chart will show you the differences between the previous specifications and the new, upgraded specifications. By referencing this chart, you can easily determine which Dedicated Server is right for you and your business.

Product:Essential
Previous SpecsUpgraded Specs
ProcessorIntel® Xeon® E3-1220 v2Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3
Clock Speed | Cores/Threads3.50GHz Turbo 4C/4T3.50GHz Turbo 4C/8T
RAM Included8GB DDR3 ECC16GB DDR3 ECC
Disk Space500GB SSD or 1TB 7.2K HDD1TB SSD
RAID TechnologySoftware RAIDSoftware RAID Available
Monthly Premium Transfer6TB Data Transfer6TB Data Transfer
Dedicated IPs5 FREE IPs Included5 FREE IPs Included
Launch Assist2 FREE Hours of Managed Hosting2 FREE Hours of Managed Hosting
Product:Advanced
Previous SpecsUpgraded Specs
ProcessorIntel® Xeon® E3-1270 v6Intel® Xeon® E-2134
Clock Speed | Cores/Threads4.2GHz Turbo 4C/8T3.50GHz Turbo 4C/8T
RAM Included16GB DDR4 ECC32GB DDR4 ECC
Disk Space500GB SSD or 2TB 7.2K HDD1TB SSD M.2 OS/home/data
RAID TechnologySoftware RAIDSoftware RAID Available
Monthly Premium Transfer10TB Data Transfer10TB Data Transfer
Dedicated IPs10 FREE IPs Included10 FREE IPs Included
Launch Assist2 FREE Hours of Managed Hosting2 FREE Hours of Managed Hosting
Data CenterChoice of data centerChoice of data center
Product:Elite
Previous SpecsUpgraded Specs
ProcessorIntel® Xeon® E3-1270 v6Intel® Xeon® E-2136
Clock Speed | Cores/Threads4.2Gz Turbo 4C/8T3.30GHz Turbo 6C/12T
RAM Included32GB DDR4 ECC64GB DDR4 ECC
OS Storage2x500GB SSD or 2x2TB 7.2K HDD1x1TB SSD M.2 OS Drive
Disk SpaceRAID-1, 2x500GB SSD or RAID-1 2x2TB 7.2K HDD2x1TB SSD Home/Data Drive
RAID TechnologyHardware RAID LSI Mega RAID card w/ 512MB NV CacheSoftware RAID Included
Monthly Premium Transfer10TB Data Transfer10TB Data Transfer
Dedicated IPs15 FREE IPs Included15 FREE IPs Included
Launch Assist2 FREE Hours of Managed Hosting2 FREE Hours of Managed Hosting
Data CenterChoice of data centerChoice of data center

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