Managed Dell Dedicated Servers

Let us take care of the server administration & security for you, We proactively monitor and react to alerts before they even become a problem.

Managed Dedicated Server Pricing
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1 Intel® Xeon® E3 4 CPU Cores 4GB 500GB SATA 500GB INCLUDED £149
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2 Intel® Xeon® E5 8 CPU Cores 8GB 2 X 120GB SSD RAID1 500GB INCLUDED £249
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2 Intel® Xeon® E5 16 CPU Cores 16GB 4 X 250GB SSD RAID10 500GB INCLUDED £349
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What Fully Managed Hosting Includes

We use a high speed MPLS enabled network spanning multiple UK data centres, designed for redundancy, speed and security. All of our UK sites have multiple failover routes to ensure your server stays online with no interruptions.

We take a proactive approach to server monitoring which gives more chance of identifying potential failures before they happen. We monitor over 40+ health checks on your server meaning less unexpected downtime.

We fully manage the servers OS including updates and patches according to the common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) database, security audits, PCI compliance, fully hardened and adaptive firewall management.

We will security harden and optimise the server OS and software stack. We will help with identifying performance issues, troubleshooting website errors, Perl & PHP module extension installations and more…

Not a “one size fits all solution” – We will optimise your server directly for the applications you will be running on it. From a single server to multi-server deployments all of your servers will be fully optimised for your needs.

With Continuous Data Protection (CDP) we can backup your data up-to every hour to our off-site backup servers. When disaster strikes a single file, MySQL table or database, entire site, or even an entire server can be reliably recovered.

Ongoing Proactive Management

If you depend on your website then a well managed and maintained server is essential to your business.

  • PCI Compliant Hosting
  • Website Speed and Performance
  • Troubleshooting Script and/or Website Errors
  • Custom WebStack Configurations
  • PHP/Perl/PECL module installations
  • OS Software Upgrades & Security Patching
  • Continuous Data Protection Backups
  • Firewall Setup & Troubleshooting
  • Server & Application Monitoring
  • Server Faults
  • Network Connectivity

pci-dss-compliantPCI Compliant Hosting

If your website takes online credit card payments and either stores or transmits the card details to a third party such as PayPal, then you need to adhere to the PCI DSS security standard. As PCI DSS is required by all major banks and clearing houses, failure to comply can result in your business having its merchant accounts revoked and up-to a £50,000 fine.

To help you with this QuickHostUK offer the Comodo Web Inspector and PCI scanner which runs over 60,000 security tests against your website and server to ensure your are PCI compliant. The PCI scanning service is an on-demand, vulnerability assessment scanning solution designed to enable you to achieve PCI compliance with ease.

After each scan, you will receive a comprehensive vulnerability report detailing any security issues alongside remediation advice and advisories to help fix them. QuickHostUK will then correct any server related failures.

  • The Standard version enables you to run 10 PCI scans per quarter on up to 5 IP addresses.
  • The Enterprise version enables you to run unlimited scans per quarter on 20 IP addresses.

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Website Speed and Performance

Recent BBC research found more than half of us won’t wait more than 3 seconds for a web page to load before moving on and trying somewhere else. According to research from digital performance measurement firm Dynatrace, just a half second difference in page load times can make a 10% difference in sales for an online retailer. Also with Google now starting to factor in page speed when ranking websites, it’s critical that a website is on a suitable hosting platform to deliver a truly fast and responsive user experience.
Source – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37100091

With our 100% pure SSD storage (no old spinning disks), Gigabit network and the latest Dell and CISCO hardware, your websites and applications will run noticeably faster. We will build your server with your specific site in mind, optimising it purely to suit your application. This can be used to run any popular CMS systems like Magento 2, WordPress, Joomla! or Drupal. We can fine tune the site to get the absolute best page loading speeds possible while also increasing reliability and concurrency.

Fully Managed servers can start smaller than a typical dedicated server, yet scale through a large pool of resources when required. You only pay for the resources you need at any given time. This is perfect for businesses with seasonal fluctuations.

We’ll also perform a FREE website performance benchmark before and after the move to us to ensure your new server delivers the maximum benefit and turbo charges your sites performance.

500Troubleshooting & Website Errors

We will work alongside the website developer to help debug any errors and troubleshoot any performance issues from the server side. This includes but is not limited to Apache, NGINX, PHP and MySQL. Using our experience we will apply a vast range of custom tweaks and optimisations on your server that will prevent many of the common issues in the first place.

High Performance Hostingmage1

Whether you are looking for the best website speed and perfomace or you simply want to run on the latest cutting edge technology, our custom High Performance WebStack is for you! It features the industry leading cPanel control panel and is fully optimised and ideal for Magneto 2, WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Laravel, Moodle, WHMCS, X-Cart and more…

Some of the most popular features include:

  • Latest CentOS7 & CloudLinux7 OS’s
  • Multiple backends – Apache, NGINX, PHP-FPM, HHVM, ColdFusion/Java, Python, Ruby on Rails, NodeJS
  • Caching via NGINX, FastCGI, PHP OpCache and Redis Object Cache
  • Google PageSpeed support
  • Brotli Compression support
  • GeoIP support
  • ModSecurity & NAXSI Web Application Firewall
  • IPv6 Support
  • HTTP/2 support via TLS
  • High Availability Clustering options available

php-iniSoftware Module Installations

We will take care of any software installations needed for your sites or applications to function, or needed to extend functionality. The most common requirements are PHP extensions via PECL & PEAR, Solr Java search platform, Composer and Symfony.

centos-7-logo-256x256OS & Software Upgrades

Keeping your server up-to-date is not only good for performance it is essential for security. We will handle all OS and system software updates ensuring that all security patches and updates are applied in a timely manner. In the event of any new vulnerabilities (0 day) we will apply any fixes according to the common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) database recommendations.

r1cdpContinuous Data Protection™ Technology

QuickHostUK use the industry standard R1Soft backup software to provide all fully managed customers with Continuous Data Protection (CDP). We backup customer data to a secure location every 6 hours, 4 times per day, keeping 56 variants spanning back 2 weeks.. You will always have
access to a recent copy of your data in the event of disaster recovery.

Like traditional backups, our technology starts by taking a full snapshot of your data. But that’s where the similarities end. After the initial replica is created, Server Backup Manager continuously monitors changes to your data and saves only those bits of information that have changed. Since you’re not constantly running full, performance-killing backups, your system’s I/O operations aren’t taxed in any way, keeping those critical resources free to serve your clients’ needs.

Individual recovery points are easily accessible through the web interface where users can select individual files, directories or entire file systems to be restored within minutes. When disaster really strikes, a complete server can be recovered using a Bare Metal Restore, keeping downtime and data loss to a minimum.

 

fwFully Hardened & Adaptive Firewall

We will install and mange your own fully hardened and adaptive firewall. The firewall is a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall with a Login/Intrusion detection system.

  • The Login/Intrusion detection system works with:
    • Email – POP, IMAP, SMTP
    • SSH
    • WHM, cPanel, Webmail
    • FTP
    • Password protected web pages (htpasswd)
    • ModSecurity failures (v1 and v2)
    • Suhosin PHP failures
    • Custom login failures with separate log file and regular expression matching
  • SSH login notification
  • SU login notification
  • Auto excessive connection blocking
  • Block traffic on unused server IP addresses – helps reduce the risk to your server
  • Alert when end-user scripts sending excessive emails per hour – for identifying spamming scripts
  • Suspicious process reporting – reports potential exploits running on the server
  • Excessive user processes reporting
  • Excessive user process usage reporting and optional termination
  • Suspicious file reporting – reports potential exploit files in /tmp and similar directories
  • Directory and file watching – reports if a watched directory or a file changes
  • Block traffic on a variety of Block Lists including DShield Block List and Spamhaus DROP List
  • BOGON packet protection
  • Allow Dynamic DNS IPs – always allow your IP address even if it changes whenever you connect to the internet
  • Email relay tracking – tracks all email sent through the server and issues alerts for excessive usage
  • IDS (Intrusion Detection System) – alerts you to changes to system and application binaries
  • SYN Flood protection
  • Ping of death protection
  • Port Scan tracking and blocking
  • Permanent and Temporary (with TTL) IP blocking
  • Exploit checks
  • Country Code blocking – Allows you to deny or allow access by ISO Country Code
  • Port Flooding Detection – Per IP, per Port connection flooding detection to help block DOS attacks
  • Clustering – allows IP address blocks to be automatically propagated around a group of servers.
  • Distributed Login Failure Attack detection
  • Temporary IP allows (with TTL)
  • IPv6 Support

nagios-and-nagiosgraphNagios Server Monitoring

We use the industry standard Nagios monitoring system to track over 40 key server health checks. We also constantly monitor your servers outbound mail IP against 90+ SPAM RBL blacklists to ensure uninterrupted email delivery.

Some of the basic services monitored:

  • CPU load & CPU utilisation
  • Disk IO
  • Email Mailqueue
  • Filesystem /
  • HTTP / Nginx / PHP-FPM / Redis
  • POP / IMAP / SMTP
  • Network Interfaces
  • Kernel Processes / Switches / Faults
  • Memory
  • MySQL Connections / Sessions / DB Sizes / InnoDB IO
  • Number of threads
  • Spam_RBL
  • SSH
  • TCP Connections
  • Uptime

failed-driveServer Faults

We take a proactive approach to system monitoring and are able to detect and react to any pending failures before they actually become an issue.

Of course things can and do go wrong from time to time which is why we make every effort to protect your data every step of the way. We have kept this in mind when designing our platform from the ground up. We use redundant RAID 10 disk arrays with battery-backed non-volatile caching in all of our servers to help protect your data. We also use the industry standard R1Soft Backup software to provide you with Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to an offsite backup location.

In the event that we cannot resolve a server issue for you, we can recover your data or even restore the entire server from backups to an alternate location to keep downtime to a minimum.

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Network & Connectivity

Our site is served by multiple carriers including BT, KCOM, Virgin Media and Level 3 all of whom are able to offer 10Gb/s connections onsite. In addition to this the DC are able to offer their own high speed blend of IP transit. Onsite upstream carriers include NTT, Level 3 as well as various peering agreements in place at the London Internet Exchange (LINX).

More Information

Each type of hosting service we provide is further optimised with unique performance tweaks!

  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Server Environment
  • Monitoring Environment

We use the industry standard cPanel control panelwhm-cpanel
Once you log in you will be presented with our web hosting control panel home page. From here you can access all the various tools and features to manage your website.

 

iPhone, iPad & Android control panelphone-tab
From an iPhone, iPad or Android the control panel automatically sends you to the correct interface.

300+ Scripts with 1-Click Auto Install
cms-iconsChoose from a huge range of 300+ one click install scripts to get your website online in just a few minutes. Whether you are building a brochure website, ecommerce store, blog, forum, or even a social network, you will find software to create a professional looking site using the latest technology.

Server Environment Security

  • Install the latest CentOS Community ENTerprise Operating System.
  • Install a fully hardened and adaptive firewall.
  • Use only secure and complex passwords.
  • Secure SSH and remove all weak keys.
  • Secure Apache and enable ModSecurity for real-time security control.
  • Harden the /tmp partition and mount with nosuid.
  • Lock down all of the system’s compilers.
  • Turn off all unused services and daemons.
  • Fix all common PCI failures for PCI compliant hosting.
  • Block all common back-door exploits from running on the server.
  • Install and configure Linux Malware Detect (LMD) malware scanner.
  • Add the server to our industry standard Nagios monitoring platform.
  • Start the initial CDP block scan backup for future incremental backups.

Server Environment Optimised

  • Install all latest hot fixes, bug fixes and patches from cPanel.
  • Optimise the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP).
  • Optimise the LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL and PHP).
  • Optimise Apache to suite the site demands within the server capability.
  • Optimise MySQL within the servers capabilities and apply custom tweaks.
  • Install Nginx in-front of Apache to cache static objects like HTML, CSS and JS.
  • Replace Apache with Nginx (LEMP) for greater speed and concurrency.
  • Install Zend OpCache to cache precompiled PHP script bytecode in memory.
  • Install Redis server as a database object cache and PHP session store.
  • Configure MySQL to use tmpfs for tmpdir
  • Add any custom cache paths to tmpfs.
  • Install and configure CloudLinux if needed.
  • Install and configure any custom requests.

Nagios Server Monitoring

Nagios Is The Industry Standard In IT Infrastructure Monitoring.

Nagios offers complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services.

Nagios monitors your entire IT infrastructure to ensure systems, applications, services, and business processes are functioning properly. In the event of a failure, Nagios can alert technical staff of the problem, allowing them to begin remediation processes before outages affect business processes, end-users, or customers. With Nagios you’ll never be left having to explain why an unseen infrastructure outage hurt your organisation’s bottom line.

Basic Services Monitored 

  • CPU Load
  • CPU Utilisation
  • Disk IO
  • File System Size
  • File System Integrity
  • Mount options
  • Kernel Switches
  • Kernel Page Faults
  • Kernel Process Creations
  • Memory Utilisation
  • Number of Threads
  • Network Interfaces
  • Number of TCP Connections
  • Uptime

Why choose QuickHostUK hosting?

With our competitive pricing, UK based support and instant account setup you will be up and running in minutes.

Fantastic Value

Our aggressively competitive pricing, mixed with our high-end hosting platforms (from the front-end control panels to the back-end network that delivers your service) gives you the best possible experience.

Professional Support

We offer fast, friendly, professional support via our support ticketing system and live chat. Need help or just general advice? We will always offer honest impartial advice so feel free to get in touch.

Instant Setup

With QuickHostUK you’ll be up & running in no time and it doesn’t stop there! All of our services are designed from the ground up to make managing your hosting as simple as possible.

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