Hosted Services

An often overlooked aspect in getting dedicated server service is whether or not access to shared resources like email, databases and DNS is available.

Hosted Services

Most dedicated server companies expect you to use your own server for these most basic requirements to being online. At EPhost, these services are an available add-on called hosted services. This means your server isn't subjected to unneeded resource utilization or open to the typical security issues that come along with hosting these features. e.g. email.

What are Hosted Services?

Our Hosted Services offering gives you access to our shared hosting systems like email, DNS management, and databases so you don’t have to host them on your own server if you don’t want to. Most dedicated server companies don't offer any of these options for their customers. It is usually expected that you will run these services on your own server which means less system resources where/when they are needed the most.

Lower Overall Expenses

Access to our Hosted Services saves you money and typically provides a more robust service. For instance, if you don't need to host your own email then you won't have to buy email server software, an email anti-virus/anti-spam gateway, nor will you need to hire someone to fix it when it breaks or your server becomes infected.


Managed Firewall Protection

All EPhost Dedicated Servers are firewalled by our Juniper firewalls. We not only restrict ports, but we also employ Deep Packet Inspection to help prevent Brute Force, SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting attacks. More than just a daily scan, the McAfee On-Access scanner checks all files instantly while they are being accessed for real-time protection. The software is centrally managed by McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator to ensure compliance regular DAT updates.

Save Server Resources

RAM and CPU are finite resources and can get depleted by memory intensive applications like database servers- even when not in use. If it is not 100% necessary to run these applications on your server then save the resources by taking advantage of EPhost’s Hosted Service options. Freeing-up your server’s resources will mean better overall performance and reliability for your website.

Reduce Your Server's Attack Surface

Using our Hosted Services also reduces your server's attack surface. If you don't need MS SQL (Port 1433) or MySQL (Port 3306), which are both popular hacker targets, then you won't have to worry about those ports. The same is true with email which is much more dangerous to self-host. Obviously, there are situations which warrant hosting your own database or email server -- but when it isn't mission critical why bother.


Our Hosted Services Options

Our hosted service options are available separately and include the following services. You can always elect to host these services on your dedicated server and are entirely optional. Includes: Microsoft SQL Databases, MySQL Databases, Email Accounts, Advanced Website Analytics by SmarterStats, DNS Management

Integrated Control Panel

When you order Hosted Services through EPhost these services will be integrated into your control panel with us. You will be able to add, edit and delete these services as needed through a friendly web based administration tool.

The Difference

Most dedicated server companies don't offer any of these options for their customers. It is usually expected that you will run these services on your own server which means less system resources where/when they are needed the most.



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