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Server Intellect

January 19th, 2010

Windows Dedicated Servers, Managed Servers, Shared Web Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, and Virtual Dedicated ServersCompany Name: Server Intellect, Inc.


Year Established: 2003

Founder: Eric Pratt

Location: Orlando, FL

Web Hosting Services: Windows Dedicated Servers, Managed Servers, Shared Web Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, and Virtual Dedicated Servers

Primary OS: Windows

Control Panels Offered: HELM (Free with all dedicated server packages)

Why I choose Server Intellect for virtual dedicated servers.

If you have read any of my previous articles on, you know that I think website design and usability plays a significant role in the way a hosting company runs its business. That said, Server Intellect has done an amazing job at designing their website and providing the right content to educate current and prospective customers. Server Intellect provides Windows hosting only, but they do it right. They give you all the possible Microsoft Windows options you could possibly need.

You get more for your money.

Server Intellect gives you everything you need for high-performance Windows hosting. Whether you need a dedicated server or virtual dedicated server, you get speed, power, plenty of memory, and access to the latest in Microsoft technology.

US based support is the real deal.

Server Intellect is a true all-American company. All employees work out of the Orlando, Florida office. Server Intellect does not use outsourced employees located in other countries. When you reach an employee of Server Intellect, whether it is by phone, email or live chat, you know you’re talking to an employee working out of a US based office.

Since it’s a Windows based hosting company, all Server Intellect technicians have earned or are currently pursuing a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification, and have already obtained or are in the process of obtaining a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification. Now Server Intellect requires their technicians to obtain their MCP certification within 180 days of employment. That’s serious. You know you’re in good hands with certified Windows technicians.

Customers come first at Server Intellect.

Customer Service is a top priority at Server Intellect. Understanding the customer’s needs, providing a solid foundation and allowing customers to continue to select the services they want, has always been an important part of the foundation of the company’s success. See why the company has experienced continuous revenue growth ranging between 200% and 300% annually for the past three years? Server Intellect currently serves thousands of customers from over 90 countries worldwide, making them a leader in Windows hosting services.

Server Intellect is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program with a Competency in both Networking Infrastructure Solutions and Advanced Infrastructure Solutions with the Hosting Solutions specialization. In November 2008, Server intellect was named Netcraft’s Most Reliable Windows Web Host.

Want to know more about Server Intellect? Contact me to learn more.

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Differences between a virtual dedicated server (VDS) and a virtual private server (VPS)

May 29th, 2009

Although virtual dedicated servers (VDS) and virtual private servers (VPS) are similar, the main difference between the two is virtual dedicated servers (VDS) are specifically built, tested, and configured to handle larger websites and web based applications.

Main virtual dedicated server features

  • your own operating system install (Linux or Windows)
  • guaranteed CPU, RAM
  • easy transition from virtual private server (VPS) to dedicated server

Main virtual private server features

  • share the same operating system with other virtual private servers
  • use less reliable local disks for data storage
  • share hardware resources among multiple customers

Which one is right for you?

Both types of virtual servers provide more memory, disk space, power, and reliability than a shared web hosting account and both cost much less than a dedicated server. Fewer hosting companies provide virtual dedicated servers (VDS) as virtual private servers (VPS) are more common. In most cases, your shared web hosting provider offers virtual private server (VPS) services and will upgrade your shared web hosting account to a VPS plan. Contact your hosting provider to determine the best approach for your specific needs.

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What is a virtual dedicated server (VDS)?

May 29th, 2009

A virtual dedicated server (VDS) is similar to a virtual private server (VPS), but typically offers more resources and control over your server.

Main features of a virtual dedicated server (VDS)

  • you can run your own Linux or Windows operating system (OS)
  • guaranteed amounts of CPU, RAM
  • designed and configured for websites and applications that require more power
  • easy transition to a dedicated server

Flow of hosting upgrades

  1. shared web hosting
  2. virtual private server
  3. virtual dedicated server
  4. dedicated server

As you can see above, a virtual dedicated server is the step between a virtual private server and a dedicated server. Whether you start with a shared web hosting account, virtual private server, or virtual dedicate server, you can easily upgrade to a dedicated server. Hosting companies make it easy to move your website and web based applications to a higher performance machine. Most hosting providers will transition your website and web based applications at no additional charge.

See the differences between a virtual dedicated server (VDS) and a virtual private server (VPS) article to learn more.

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