Affordable dedicated server
Kimsufi, the benchmark for affordable dedicated servers, VPS and web hosting.
Got a web development project? Get started with our solutions.
We offer dedicated servers, VPS and web hosting at low prices to suit your needs,
alongside all the benefits of OVHcloud’s ecosystem and expertise.
Low-cost dedicated server
Different configurations of affordable servers, covering all the most common uses. The Kimsufi range is available in our datacentres in France and Canada, with many services included.
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Who can use Kimsufi products, and what are their intended uses?
Kimsufi servers offer great value for money, and are perfect for getting started on the web. Here are some possible use cases.
Move from theory to practice with a server that will support you throughout your university education and beyond. Learn how to work as a systems administrator and develop your skills.
Host your websites, e-commerce sites or applications on your platform. Create and manage your websites with simplified administration, via a web hosting control panel.
Remote desktop and storage
Turn your server into a desktop computer with your documents, music and videos available everywhere on the internet.
Manage your server with our selection of operating systems and distributions. Test and deploy environments, development tools and new technologies.
Our concept: To deliver affordable server offerings via a circular economy
We have always designed our own servers, taking care to select the best components for both performance and durability. Whenever a component is removed from our servers, it is analysed and tested for reuse in other solutions. Kimsufi fully harnesses this circular economy to offer very affordable servers with a responsible approach. Find out more about the concept of Kimsufi, and the OVHcloud group.
Your questions answered
What is the difference between a dedicated server and a web hosting plan?
Both dedicated servers and web hosting plans can be used to host websites. However, they are two completely different solutions.
A web hosting plan is a solution you can use to host one or more websites. It comes with the necessary services, such as databases and the ability to run the programming languages required for a website to work properly. However, this solution reaches its limits when the project reaches a larger scale, and requires more resources.
This is what a dedicated server can offer. It gives you full control over how you configure and install your operating system and software, so you can do a lot more than just web hosting. We deliver a number of services and options with our dedicated servers, so users can host a variety of projects on it — from basic test environment servers to multi-server infrastructures.
When should I choose a shared hosting package over a dedicated solution?
If you would like to host a website and you are not comfortable managing a server, we recommend opting for a shared cloud hosting plan. It is an intuitive solution that provides you with all the elements you need to host a website. You do not have to worry about server configuration. To create your website on a Kimsufi Web hosting plan, you can automatically install a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, PrestaShop, Drupal or Joomla!.
When should I opt for a VPS?
A VPS is a virtual server that provides access to a custom environment, and specific resources that are allocated to your usage. This virtual private server is perfect for creating test and pre-production environments, or preparing to launch your application or website publicly online.
Which services are included with my low-cost dedicated server?
Like our other server ranges, our low-cost dedicated servers come with a range of services.
Below is a list of services included with a Kimsufi dedicated server.
- An IPv4 address
- Unlimited public bandwidth of 100Mbit/s
- Our anti-DDoS protection
- A 99.90% SLA (Service Level Agreement)
- Ticket-based technical support
What level of support is included with my low-cost dedicated server?
Our dedicated servers come at a low cost, but we still deliver on support and guidance. We offer technical support via ticket to help you at all stages using your server.
How do I pick the best low-cost dedicated server for my project?
Beyond the price of your dedicated server, there are a number of factors to consider regarding your project.
- What level of resources do you need? Processor performance (CPU), amount of RAM, storage capacity, disk read/write speed, and bandwidth are all important factors.
- What are your project’s technical requirements? These will influence the choice of resources, as well as the services offered with your dedicated server. Different server ranges offer different services and options: you can check them in our comparison of technical specifications.
- Where are your end-users based? The location of the datacentre hosting your server will directly influence your server’s response time (latency). To deliver a smooth environment and ensure optimal loading times, it is important to host your server in a datacentre as close as possible to your users.
Which Linux distribution is best for a dedicated server?
With a dedicated server, you can install the operating system or Linux distribution of your choice. Choose the Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian or CentOS distribution you are comfortable with, or one that best suits your server usage.
With your Kimsufi server, you can also pre-install a paid application, such as CloudLinux, DirectAdmin, SQL Server or even a control panel like Plesk or cPanel.
What is a dedicated server?
As its name suggests, a dedicated server is a machine with hardware resources entirely reserved for one user. This is what sets it apart from other web solutions, which often offer resources shared between multiple customers. A computing server is often referred to as a “physical server”, because it is not based on any virtualisation software or technology. As a result, the user gets a 100% customisable machine, from the operating system to the software and programming languages used. This environment can be used for a wide range of uses, including the creation of virtual servers, website hosting, and big data and machine learning projects.
What are the advantages of a dedicated server?
With a solution hosted by an expert provider, a dedicated server comes with many advantages:
- A range of Linux and Windows operating systems to choose from.
- Total flexibility in terms of server administration and configuration.
- All resources dedicated to the user.
- Other complementary services can be linked to it.
- They deliver high availability, guaranteed by a service level agreement (SLA).
- Users do not experience vendor lock-in with proprietary technology.
*The following extensions are included for a period of one year with any purchase of an OVHcloud web hosting plan, then renewal is charged at the annual price for the extension selected from the following list: .com, .shop, .store, .tech, .me .live, .space, .xyz, .online, .site, .pro, .cloud, .blog, .name, .ovh, .boutique, .net, .org, .info, .eu, .fr .re, .be, .it, .de, .co.uk, .pl. Not valid for extensions that include free transfer.
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