Need help figuring out what type of web server is right for you?

GoDaddy has a wide variety of different low-cost options to get your website up in no time.


What is a server?

Basically, it’s a large, powerful computer that’s connected to a network so it can ‘serve’ files, such as web pages, to multiple users at once. When selecting a server, there are a lot of options to choose from, even within a single plan. Here’s a quick snapshot of our products to help you get up to speed.

  • Dedicated Server: Our ultimate server option. Your own dedicated server, with all the performance, control and flexibility you need.
  • Managed VPS (Virtual Private Server): A great option for budget-minded businesses. Similar to a Dedicated Server in power and flexibility, but with a little less control and a lower price tag.
  • Dedicated IP: More of an add-on for smaller hosting plans, a Dedicated IP is exactly as it sounds: An IP address that’s exclusive to you.


Dedicated Servers

Perfect for high-traffic or resource-intensive sites that need complete control.

Just as its name implies, our Dedicated Servers give you an entire server to yourself to set up and manage however you see fit.

Your very own single-tenant virtual machine. Linux and Windows distributions to meet any of the performance demands you can throw at it. You need ownership, control and you don’t want to share? Your Dedicated server is waiting for you now.

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No IT staff? No problem. With Managed VPS, our experts do the heavy lifting, you get the power of your own private server.

A server with the resources and hosting plans that scale. You have all of the performance, Linux and Windows distributions, and the flexibility of a Dedicated server. You are thinking performance and value, so we have a VPS solution with backups, monitoring, patching, and security that’s ready to roll in minutes.

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Managed VPS

Perfect for high-traffic sites, developers and creative agencies

Dedicated IP

Perfect for anyone who needs access to their site, even during DNS propagation periods.

Need anytime access? If you just can’t wait to access your website, get a Dedicated IP address.Upload files, preview changes and more whenever you like, 24/7/365.

Like a dedicated server, the name says it all. While most sites share their server’s IP address, a Dedicated IP is 100% yours and yours alone. If you need to access your domain name when it might not otherwise be available, like during domain propagation periods, a Dedicated IP is the simplest, most affordable solution.

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