Dedicated Servers – Gaining a Better Understanding

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When it comes to dedicated servers, speed and flexibility are two main benefits for consideration. Having a dedicated server is like having a powerful machine all to yourself. There are no shared resources to worry about. Dedicated hosting works especially well for large sites with huge database applications, streaming media, and e-commerce offerings. It can also serve customer needs by offering multiple domains or websites. The cost factor is also an element of consideration. A website’s cost per website goes down dramatically when dedicated servers are used.


Dedicated servers offer exclusive use of a physical machine, and at Netdepot we recommend them for high traffic websites or when exceptional security is needed. This type of server is usually rented or leased with a specified amount of memory, disk space and bandwidth dedicated to a single client. Many hosting companies offer dedicated packages complete with domain names, email and FTP services, and usually a cPanel to provide easy user management of applications and services.



Benefits Provided by Dedicated Servers:

When you lease a dedicated server, you have all the resources at your fingertips without the hassle of managing your own hardware. Services and resources are private, and you have full control on a secure platform for your web project. Security is ensured, and Netdepot suggests choosing a reliable and certified host. Other features you should look for are flexible resources. Customers like having the freedom to customize and configure their server. How the server works is totally up to the customer.


  • Choice of Operating System
  • Root Access
  • Custom Kernal Implementation
  • Development Platforms
  • Fast Data Access
  • Choice of Database
  • A great deal of flexibility over hardware and software configurations
  • Full access and use of dedicated IP addresses
  • Safe storage facility housing



Security is always a concern with customers looking for a dedicated hosting solution. The great thing about dedicated hosting is that no one, other than you and your hosting service, has access. Dedicated servers offer true web security, and through DdoS protection and firewalls provided by your host your data is secure. With a dedicated server you have the option of adding your own security measures, and most hosts provide scanning applications for protection against virus, hackers and other network hazards. Security experts monitor the host’s networks to guard against any intrusion and obtrusive invaders on their systems.


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At, we can offer both performance and reliability. Performance is need for a number of reasons. For instance, you may have a need to post numerous high-resolution photos and a ton of video-clips. This requires lots of bandwidth, and a scenario of short-load times. If your website is an e-commerce site, you need a lot of bandwidth to operate. There is also a benefit of having enough dedicated space to accommodate traffic spikes. Downtime is simply not something our customers can afford.



Managing the Server

With dedicated servers, you decide on the level of management you want or don’t want, and you can decide to upgrade or downgrade your package when needed. Most hosting companies offer cPanel for convenience, and you choose the software you want to install. Unmanaged packages put you in charge of maintenance, patches and upgrades, and the command line is available with security tiers of your choosing for administrators.


The Most Powerful Choices Available

Dedicates servers can offer the most powerful hosting choices available. You can reboot your system when needed, and your software can be completely customized to suit your personal business needs. Dedicated servers can generally run anything that comes their way. They can place a plethora of resources at the customer’s discretion. Thus, the customer views their performance possibilities as being more predictable. Packages are available for dedicated servers which include the hardware, ram and hard drive you need   in various increments, but we suggest finding a package size that allows some growth. Some hosts offer small beginner packages that include all the features you need to get you up and running. Whichever size package you need, dedicated servers offer you a safe and secure web environment for development and hosting.


If your company need a truly dedicated and custom environment, a dedicated server solution is the way to go. Scalability is built into the whole process, and this can benefit companies from the very start.

Support that goes Above and Beyond

Quite a few hosting companies write blog posts about support but this one is going to be a bit different than the norm. At the beginning of this year we made a resolution to provide EPIC Support to all of our customers and we have in many ways.

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Recently the team here at NETdepot took the time to go above and beyond to reach out to our customers and get some feedback on ‘how we’re doing’ and ‘how we can better help our customers’! The responses we got were fantastic and we would like to share one of our favorites with you. 🙂

We reached out to Jeremy to get to know him as well as how we could serve his company better and this is what he had to say:

NETdepot has been amazing in all areas! Reliability, communication, support, value—everything is awesome.

My business has grown and shrank over time and I have never had to think about where to go for reliable and honest hosting since moving to NETdepot. I feel like I have a real personal partner with NETdepot and I’m not just some worthless line in the accounts receivable system or a support liability.

I like to have as much control as possible and fix technical issues myself but when I need them NETdepot has always been there to solve the problem with a personal and technical level of service that is hard to find anywhere.”

Then Jeremy went on to tell us more about his business and finished up what he had to say by making some suggestions about how we could improve:

“The only thing that I could recommend would be domain name registration and SSL ‘directly’ through NETdepot at wholesale prices just to keep it all under one provider. Dealing with other re-sellers of re-sellers of re-sellers with horrible support has not been fun. I know that is a different business but handling it all with NETdepot would be top notch.

At this time there is nothing I would like to discuss further so no need to schedule a call. Just a wast of our time. However, the offer to talk in person has reinforced how I feel about NETdepot being a professional partner with a personal touch.

Keep up the good work and I am a customer for life.

Sincerely, thank you for standing behind me and providing first class service at an honest price. 

Take Care,


NetDepot Cloud managed & dedicated servers

We value what each and every one of our customers has to say whether they have 100 dedicated servers with us or just 1 of our cloud servers—it doesn’t matter, a customer is a customer. That being said, a good hosting company is also adaptable. NETdepot doesn’t just stay inside a box! We like to go outside of it and thanks to Jeremy we’ve now implemented domain registration and SSL!

NetDepot’s Focus on Support

It’s 2016 and at NetDepot, we’re making a resolution to provide EPIC Support to all of our customers hosting with us. By implementing bullet-proof procedures, building new tools and hiring new faces, we’re making sure that our EPIC Support just gets more EPICer.

Bullet Proof Procedures


We know one of the biggest hangups in getting anything done is making sure it runs smoothly. You can’t run and engine without oil and you can’t provide support without procedures. We’ve put plans in place to make sure you’re up and running as quickly as possible on:

If you have any questions along the way, we’re always a ticket away. With our entire staff getting notifications on new tickets and our “Ticket Escalator” in place, we receive, and respond to your ticket faster than ever.


Building New Tools

escalatorLets talk escalators.

While there is a right way and a wrong way to use an escalator, there’s one thing they all have in common. They escalate.

Our Ticket Escalator is one of the many tools we’ve built to ensure your support needs get the utmost attention. At the top of every support ticket is an “Escalate Ticket” button that will instantly send out a message to our entire staff, including the President of the company. We’re that dedicated to making sure you get the support you need.


Hiring New Faces

Net Depot Account Representative

The latest team member to join our company is Account Representative, Mitch McMullen. He is here to help with any account needs to make sure you have the best support possible and can be found answering tickets, taking calls and chatting on our website.

Cloud Hosting and Baseball

If you could bat with 10 bats at once, would you?

What if I were to tell you that hosting with NetDepot’s Cloud Servers is like stepping up to the plate with 10 bats? Imagine having multiple fail-safes to ensure you crack that ball into the stands. You would take that opportunity in a second.


That’s exactly what hosting in the cloud is like. With multiple servers connected and your data spread across all of our cloud, if one fails for any reason your online presence doesn’t miss a beat. Get the best performance, relilability and epic support with NetDepot.

What are the benefits of cloud hosting?

  • Redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.
  • The fastest connection, guaranteed.
  • Data loss protection across multiple servers.
  • Ability to expand storage, RAM and bandwidth.
  • Priced hourly for quick deployment.
  • Did we mention redundancy?

Getting started with cloud hosting.

Setting up your cloud server is easier than ever with our NetDepot Portal. Simply login or create an account and click the “Add Servers” link on the menu. For detailed instructions on setting up a cloud server check out our how-to on Setting up a NetDepot Cloud Server.

If you have any questions about getting started never hesitate to contact one of our sales professionals for help, or start a chat below.

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Other Payment Methods

Credit Cards

NetDepot accepts all major credit cards as a payment option, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

The information we need to proccess a credit card is:

  • Name of the credit card holder as it appears on the card.
  • Full address of the card (street, city, state, zip).
  • CVV2 Code (3 or 4 digit number on the back of the card.)
  • Expiration date.


The “smarter, faster, and safer way to pay”, PayPal is used worldwide as a form of secure online payments.

To use PayPal as a form of payment you will need:

  • The PayPal username/password for the account.
  • Funds in the PayPal account or…
  • A bank account connected to PayPal.

US Check or Money Order

Incoming checks or money orders must have sufficient funds in US Dollars with a check number, clear banking assignment and routing instructions.

Send incoming US Checks or Money Orders to: LLC
PO Box 131420
Spring, TX 77393

Wire Transfer (Domestic & International)

Funds may be transferred electronically via wire transfer.

Additional details are provided during the payment process.

New York City Dedicated Servers

Why New York City Dedicated Servers?

There’s no doubt about it, New York City is the hub of the world. With NetDepot’s Dedicated Servers right here in the center of it all your server speeds won’t miss a beat.

NetDepot’s New York City Dedicated Servers boast a less than 5ms latency, ensuring you the best online experience while hosting with us.

For more information contact our sales Team.

What does it mean to have a Low Latency New York City Server?

Latency is the delay between input into a system and the desired output. Most users wouldn’t notice a milisecond delay in a server, but our power users would. Using a NetDepot New York City Dedicated Server ensures low latency for faster speeds and processing.

Who Uses New York City Dedicated Servers?

When you choose New York City as your hub for NetDepot Dedicated Servers, it means you want speed and direct connectivitiy across the world.

One of our customer types, Forex Traders, understands that every milisecond counts and they come to NetDepot for the speed and less than 5ms latency we provide to local traders.

Gamers also hugely benefit from the speed and low latency, giving them the ultimate online experience so they don’t get pwned.

Need a Custom New York City Server?

Need something custom? You got it. Our sales engineers can develop a custom solution that scales above or below any of our predefined configurations.

For more information contact our sales team at 1-844-24-CLOUD, or live chat now.

Virtual Private Network

Free VPN Acces

All NetDepot customers have free VPN access to all of our private network services such as: IPMI, Server-to-Server Connectivity, Network Storage. All locations are interconnected by 10Gbit fiber in all locations.


  • If I have a server in Dallas, can I connect to another location’s VPN?
  • What does this service cost?
    Our VPN Service is FREE!
  • Why would I need VPN access?
    To access our IPMI features such as KVM. Also, many customers use this to lock down certain administrative ports such as SSH, Remote Desktop, etc cto only the Private Network Connection (10.x.x.x).

Installing the LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) on CentOS

What is LAMP?

Besides a wonderful device that produces light, LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

linux, apache, mysql, php installation

It’s a common combination of services that are needed in web development when setting up a server.

When you activate a cloud server with NetDepot you’ll more than likely want this combo installed to start development.
Continue reading “Installing the LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) on CentOS”

DNS Management

Ready to point your domain name somewhere? Manage your DNS to point to your dedicated or cloud server:

Step 1: Get to the DNS Page

Under “Network” on your sidebar you will find the “DNS” link. Go ahead and click that after you’ve logged in to your NetDepot Server Control Panel.

NetDepot Cloud Server DNS Management

Step 2: Adding a Zone

Once you’re navigated to the DNS Page, click in the “Zone Name” field and add your domain name. Locate the IP address of your server and add it to the “IP” field. Then click “Add Zone” to add it to your list of domains you wish to manage. Continue reading “DNS Management” refreshes its VPN Offering with Multi-Location Connectivity announces it has revamped its backend VPN connectivity for all clients in all locations.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 27, 2015

Today, announces it has revamped its backend VPN connectivity for all clients in all locations. provides all of its cloud servers & dedicated servers with a free private network connection, which interconnects to all of its facilities. Along with an end user VPN connection to, this allows increased security capabilities for all of its clients.

“Our backend network is just as vital as our frontend public network,” says Rodney D. Giles, President of Giles goes on to state, “As we continue our geographically expansion into Los Angeles and Chicago, we wanted to make sure our design in all facilities is consistent going forward with our growth.” has private fiber connections between its current facilities in Dallas, Atlanta and New York City area.’s backend network is completely isolated from its public frontend network to add an additional layer of redundancy.


NetDepot provides leading-edge dedicated servers and cloud servers to a wide variety of corporate and enterprise clients. NetDepot utilizes robust, redundant datacenters in New York, Atlanta and Dallas giving the best performance and redundancy to its valued clients. NetDepot is net income profitable and carries no debt and has a 20-year history. With this solid financial management and long history it is the stable place for your IT needs. For more information, please visit