Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition is the latest release to Microsoft’s catalogue of OS solutions. This 2012 edition is the new and improved version of Windows Server 2008 R2 with a focus on cloud computing.

Of the four current editions of Windows Server 2012, we provide both the Standard Edition and Datacenter Edition. While there are some differences between the two, both the Standard and Datacenter Editions are feature complete and an excellent solution for your web hosting needs.

All dedicated servers are lightning-fast and in the UK with best in-class support

Our servers are in a tier IV data center in the midlands (tier IV is the fastest tier)

Intel Xeon
E3-1270 v3

£95.00 /mo

  • 4×3.5 GHz CPU Core
  • 16 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 2*250 GB SSD Storage
  • 100 Mbps Data Pipe
  • 1 GB Data Pipe for £10/month
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 2 IP Addresses

Intel Xeon
E-2136

£125.00 /mo

  • 6×3.5 GHz CPU Core
  • 64 GB RAM
  • 2x1 TB SSD Storage
  • 100 Mbps Data Pipe
  • 1 GB Data Pipe for £10/month
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 2 IP Addresses

Dual Intel Xeon
E5-2620

£175.00 /mo

  • 12×2.1 GHz CPU Core
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 4x1 TB HDD (Raid 10) Storage
  • 100 Mbps Data Pipe
  • 1 GB Data Pipe for £10/month
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 2 IP Addresses

Dual Intel Xeon
E5-2620

£195.00 /mo

  • 12×2.1 GHz CPU Core
  • 64 GB RAM
  • 4x1 TB HDD Storage
  • 100 Mbps Data Pipe
  • 1 GB Data Pipe for £10/month
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 2 IP Addresses
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Excellent dedicated server support 24/7/365.

With every dedicated server, you’re backed by a dedicated team of hosting support professionals, ready to assist you. Phone, ticket and live chat.

Our team of experts offer round the clock support to ensure that you get the help that you need, when you need it (including bank holidays).

No long delays, no outsourced support and no jargon – whenever you want a hand, we’re always here.

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Submit a ticket here and find out how great our support is for yourself.

Benefits and Features of Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition

Improvements in Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition

A natural progression from Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition coincides with the Windows 8 release. While its predecessor was built around Windows Vista, Server 2012 makes use of the new Metro UI.

Though Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition uses the Metro GUI, Microsoft encourages the use of PowerShell and Remote Server Administration Tools. In removing certain GUI elements, your server speed increases, as does the reliability.

Aside from the immediate visuals, Windows Server 2012 hosting makes advances in virtualisation, though with more focus on the Datacenter Edition. The Standard Edition is ideally suited to a minimalised virtualisation working environment.

Partition sizes in Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition have been increased to 64TB, 512GB of RAM on a virtual machine and 2TB of RAM on the host.

As previously mentioned, both the Standard and Datacenter Editions are very similar. However, one of the greatest differences is the actual licensing. The Standard Edition is limited to two virtual instances and one host per licence. The Datacenter Edition has unlimited virtual instances. All licences are provided for x2 processors per licence.

There are some features unavailable in the Standard Edition – namely certain Active Directory Rights Management and Remote Desktop Services require additional CAL licences. For more information, please ask our dedicated team.

Secure dedicated server hosting

DDOS Protection

DDOS Protection

Your server will be protected by 1,000Gbps of DDOS protection from attacks.
SSl Encryption

SSl Encryption

Enable secure connections with unlimited 2048-bit Comodo SSL certificates

Quick and easy setup

Same day dedicated server setup

One-click install

One-click install

Install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and over 200 web applications. Fast installation, and no advanced technical knowledge required!
FREE migration

FREE migration

Our experts will migrate any existing dedicated server, seamlessly and free of charge
FAST migration

FAST migration

If you switch to us, we’ll migrate your entire dedicated server from your old provider within 24 hours.
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Dedicated Server Operating Systems

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Linux operating systems

Choose from the following operating systems when you order.

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Windows operating systems

Choose from the following operating systems when you order.

Our UK Dedicated Server Features

Our server packages provide high-quality performance and support with a range of dedicated server plans to suit different needs. Our packages give you full control, ensuring that your data is as secure as possible and helping prevent site crashes.

With our dedicated server plans, you will receive:

24x7x365 support

24x7x365 support

Our team of experts offer round the clock support to ensure that that you get the help you need, when you need it. Whenever you want a hand, we’re always here.
99.9% uptime

99.9% uptime

Our tier IV UK data center ensure that you receive the reliable hosting that you deserve, keeping your server online for your customers. 100% uptime is the norm.
UK Data centre

UK Data centre

Our Tier IV data centres ensure that you receive the fastest hosting available in the UK, with our onsite engineers operating 24/7. What’s more, our dedicated server plans always include a 4 hour hardware replacement guarantee to give you peace of mind.
Full root access

Full root access

Our dedicated servers come with full root admin access, including KVM remote access through IPMI. You can access your dedicated server hosting with any web browser, allowing you the mobility to manage your server with just a few clicks.
cPanel and WHM control panel

cPanel and WHM control panel

Dedicated server management has never been simpler! You can add cPanel & WHM to your plan to allow you simple, web-based management. Due to cPanel’s pricing increase we are reviewing our cPanel prices. Please contact support to request a quote.
Full dedicated server management available

Full dedicated server management available

For those wanting their dedicated servers to be overseen by our team of experts, our full server management option is available. Including constant maintenance, updates and assistance, at just £35.00/month our experts will manage your dedicated server, operating system and core software functionality to ensure that everything is running as it should.

24x7x365 support

24x7x365 support

Our team of experts offer round the clock support to ensure that that you get the help you need, when you need it. Whenever you want a hand, we’re always here.
99.9% uptime

99.9% uptime

Our tier IV UK data center ensure that you receive the reliable hosting that you deserve, keeping your server online for your customers. 100% uptime is the norm.
UK Data centre

UK Data centre

Our Tier IV data centres ensure that you receive the fastest hosting available in the UK, with our onsite engineers operating 24/7. What’s more, our dedicated server plans always include a 4 hour hardware replacement guarantee to give you peace of mind.
Full root access

Full root access

Our dedicated servers come with full root admin access, including KVM remote access through IPMI. You can access your dedicated server hosting with any web browser, allowing you the mobility to manage your server with just a few clicks.
cPanel and WHM control panel

cPanel and WHM control panel

Dedicated server management has never been simpler! You can add cPanel & WHM to your plan to allow you simple, web-based management. Due to cPanel’s pricing increase we are reviewing our cPanel prices. Please contact support to request a quote.
Full dedicated server management available

Full dedicated server management available

For those wanting their dedicated servers to be overseen by our team of experts, our full server management option is available. Including constant maintenance, updates and assistance, at just £35.00/month our experts will manage your dedicated server, operating system and core software functionality to ensure that everything is running as it should.

Dedicated Server Features

  • 2 x FREE IP Addresses
  • FREE Server Setup
  • 99.9% Network Uptime
  • Bandwidth Usage Graphs
  • cPanel Server Backups
  • Tier IV Data Centre (Lincoln, UK)
  • Root Server Access (SSH and WHM)
  • Hardware/Network Support
  • Full Server Management

Linux Server Features

  • Choice of Linux OS
  • cPanel Control Panel (optional)
  • Apache Web Server
  • Exim Mail Server
  • PureFTPd/ProFTPd FTP Server
  • MySQL Database Support
  • PHP/Perl/Python Support
  • Custom Name Servers

Window Server Features

  • Windows Server 2008/2012
  • ASP, ASP.net, .NET, Framework Support
  • Remote Desktop
  • Custom Name Servers

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