How many websites can I host on a dedicated server ?

We do not place a limit on the number of websites that you host with us. PingPipe Internet dedicated servers are self-managed, this places no limit on the number of websites that you can host on your dedicated server rental. There are a few important things to keep in mind, though, before you start hosting any websites; two of the most important ones are our Acceptable Use Policy and Terms of Service. Make sure that you are familiar with both of those, and take the time to periodically review them from our website.

Feel free to contact us if you ever have any questions about any of our policies, products, or services. We are here for you always, from your secure myPingPipe client portal.

Being self-managed; PingPipe dedicated servers allow you full unrestricted root/Administrator access to your data at all times, with the ability to add or delete hosted websites and email accounts, add users, configure settings, etc. You should have someone on your team that will act as your server Systems Administrator, that person will be reponsible for any data on your server, in addition to its day-to-day administration for things like software updates and data backups.

Another important thing to remember is that dedicated servers are made up of physical parts, and physical hardware parts have physical limits. By definition, there cannot physically be an unlimited number of websites hosted on a dedicated server. Hard drives can only hold a limited amount of data, and that places the same physical limit on the over-all amount of space available on your server's hard drive(s) that can be available for hosting websites.

You should also keep in mind speed and efficiency of your dedicated server's hard drives when determining how many websites to host. This is especially true if your dedicated server is using SATA hard drives, they store data on physically spinning disks. The less data that is stored on any one disk the quicker that it will be accessable. There are a couple of things thatg you can do that can help speed up things so that data is available to be served faster, like spreading your data over several hard drives, and adding RAM. Contact your slaes representative or our support team for more information about these options.

On the other hand, if you decide that you want to erase all the data on your dedicated server's hard drive(s), you can request a reformat at anytime. Before you request a reformat, though, remember to backup any important data and download it off of your dedicated server. The reformat process will erase all data that is on your server and then re-install the operating system of your choice. Our support team can answer any questons about popular software that you can use to backup and ftp data on your server, please feel free to contact us from your myPingPipe client portal, for more information.
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