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Best Unmanaged Dedicated Server Hosting in Chicago

February 2nd, 2010

SingleHop Dedicated Server HostingWith dozens of cities claiming “best unmanaged dedicated server hosting,” Chicago tops the chart with one of the fastest growing dedicated server hosting companies in the industry. SingleHop is clearly the “best unmanaged dedicated server hosting company in Chicago” with its impressive quarter after quarter growth and annual growth by 100% or more. The dedicated server hosting company offers its unmanaged dedicated server hosting with “a la carte” options including Quick Reaction Monitoring, Event Notifications, Server Backups, Kernel & OS updates, Spam Filtering, and other services that can be added according to the customer’s specific needs and interests.

Why SingleHop

If you have been following Dave on Web Hosting, you’ll see a list of blog posts related to SingleHop (search for SingleHop) on why they are one of the fastest growing dedicated server hosting companies. And you’ll see why I think they are quickly becoming a leading dedicated server hosting company. Read my SingleHop company profile post to learn more or check out the SingleHop alternatives I mention below.

SingleHop Alternatives

Steadfast Networks Dedicated Server HostingAre there alternative unmanaged dedicated server hosting companies in Chicago that are paving the way with high quality hosting services? You bet. Head on over to Steadfast Networks. By default, you’ll get basic management (not quite semi-managed, but basic enough to be considered unmanaged). Steadfast Networks has multiple data centers in Chicago (like SingleHop) and offers a variety of features and options. Both are high quality dedicated server hosting companies that can get customers started quickly by providing solutions for just about anyone looking for an umanaged server offering.

Why Steadfast Networks

The reason I didn’t list Steadfast Networks first is all their dedicated servers come with basic management. That said, I still think if you are looking for an alternative to SingleHop, take a look at Steadfast Networks and use the basic management services included with every dedicated server. Plus you get a 100% uptime SLA, 4-hour hardware replacement, and a full suite of On-Demand services such as Security Assessment, DNS Management, and Anti-Virus Protection. In addition, Steadfast Networks has made the Inc. 5000 list: See the Steadfast Networks Ranks in Top 1000 on Prestigious Inc. 5000 List press release for more information.

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What is an unmanaged server?

May 17th, 2009

An unmanaged server means the hosting provider only monitors the status of the network, but does not perform maintenance or routine support on the server unless otherwise specified. Unmanaged servers are ideal for system administrators and engineers who want full control over their servers. Even if you are an experienced system administrator or server engineer, you can still select from a variety of options available on both managed dedicated servers and semi-managed dedicated servers.

Unmanaged by default

Most hosting companies offer servers as “unmanaged” by default. Hosting providers give you the option to configure your server the way you want using the hardware, services, and support specific to your needs. You can start with an umanaged server, add a few services to become a semi-managed server, and eventually add an entire list of services for a fully managed dedicated server. The options and configurations are usually flexible depending your requirements.

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