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James Guill
James Guill
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Redstation is a dedicated server provider offering fully customizable servers at very affordable rates. They save you money by providing a fully-owned infrastructure with bare metal servers. Check out their specials for even deeper discounts.

Overview

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Redstation is a U.K.-based provider of internet-based services that include bare metal dedicated servers. They have eight privately owned data centers with over 20,000 deployed dedicated servers and over 3,000 miles of external fibre connectivity. They offer a range of fully customizable servers that can save you money over dedicated server hosting from other companies.

Features and Ease of Use

Redstation offers a wide selection of bare metal servers that are faster than cloud servers and up to 10 times cheaper. Their infrastructure is wholly owned from end-to-end, meaning you’ll enjoy deep discounts and the stability of a company that doesn’t outsource their products.

All of their dedicated servers come with the following features:

  • 100% power and network guarantee
  • 1Gbps connection standard
  • 1TB bandwidth
  • Optional Hardware RAID
  • Choice of SATA or SSD hard drives
  • Ability to add up to 30 usable IP addresses
  • Optional cPanel or Plesk
  • Choose a pre-packaged OS or install your own

Note that while redstation promises a 100% uptime guarantee, the guarantee does have some caveats. They include:

  • Planned maintenance and upgrades
  • Packet loss due to DDoS or external factors beyond their control
  • 100% power SLA does not apply to single PSU servers

Redstation servers are easy to use and include a selection of a pre-built library of operating systems. You can also opt to install your own OS and software. Note that dedicated servers are not for beginners or most intermediate webmasters. Outside of auto-installation of your OS, there are no additional auto-setup tools, so you either need to know what you’re doing, or you need to find a solution more applicable to your skill level.

Pricing and Support

Redstation offers three forms of dedicated servers with their own set of base features as outlined in the chart below:

E3 Entry RangeE5 Enterprise RangeE7 Enterprise Range
ProcessorQuad Xeon E3-1270Dual Xeon E5-2630 v4Quad Xeon E7-4830 v4
Cores4 Cores, 3.60Ghz20 Cores56 Cores, 2.00 Ghz, 35Mb Cache
Port speed1Gbps/300Mbps Guaranteed1Gbps/300Mbps Guaranteed1Gbps/300Mbps Guaranteed
Bandwidth1000Mbit Unmetered1000Mbit Unmetered1000Mbit Unmetered

Every feature on these servers is customizable. You can customize hard drive space, memory, RAID configuration, OS, cPanel software, server management, and more. On the E7 servers, you can even upgrade to a 10Gbps port speed, but you will pay a hefty monthly fee.

If you’re looking to save some serious money, check out their specials on E5 and i3 servers. While you may be limited to a single data server, you can save 50% or more with their specials. Don’t worry; their specials include customization features, so you can still upgrade while saving money on the base configuration.

Support for Redstation servers is standard with telephone and email support. They don’t offer live chat support at this time. Note that their scope of support is limited to infrastructure matters. They don’t provide any software support beyond resolving issues related to their servers.

Bottom line on Redstation

Dedicated servers are rarely considered inexpensive, but Redstation is an exception to the rule. Compared to similar companies offering the same services, Redstation can save you significant money on your dedicated server while providing you the customization options you need to run a successful website.

Pros

  • Fully customizable dedicated servers
  • 100% power and network guarantee
  • 1Gbps connection standard
  • Pre-packaged OS installs

Cons

  • No live chat support
  • Power guarantee not applicable to single PSU servers
James Guill
James Guill
James Guill is a veteran writer with a background in IT support. He’s worked for some of the world’s largest companies including Ericsson, Compaq, GE, Bank of America and Dell.

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