Many hosting providers allow you to configure dedicated servers with AMD CPUs, giving you the multi-core processing benefits of this platform.
When you create a website or web application, at first, you will probably be okay with a shared hosting service. But eventually, your site will grow, and you will start to run into limitations of bandwidth, processing power, or memory capacity.
Then it will be time to consider the benefits that a dedicated server, acquired through an IaaS or PaaS scheme, can bring you. For example:
- Total control: you don’t have to worry about “neighboring” websites (those using your same shared hosting) consuming too much bandwidth or processing resources.
- High performance and bandwidth: you can access as many CPUs and as much memory as you want, obviously, as far as your budget allows. At the same time, your hosting provider will guarantee you the bandwidth you need and will give you options on the geographical location of your server to minimize access latencies.
- Security: As the owner of your server, you can configure it with the security tools of your choice. And since you don’t have to share it with other sites, you won’t have to worry about your neighbors leaving the door open to threats that could affect your sites.
- Flexibility and scalability: When you need to change your server’s configuration, you only have to notify your hosting provider of your need and entrust them with the tasks of data migration and reconfiguration, keeping downtimes at a minimum.
Logically, all these benefits come at a higher price than a shared hosting service. But that price will surely be much lower than buying a physical server, connecting it to the world, and keeping it in optimal operating conditions and safe from all the calamities that can happen to it.
Dedicated AMD Server Hosting
Dedicated hosting essentially means your website has its own server that is not shared with anyone else. By having your own dedicated server, you will be able to configure it as you wish. And this means that you can freely choose what hardware your server will have: CPU, amount of memory, and storage capacity.
Notably, as far as CPUs are concerned, you can choose the brand and model that is most suitable for your needs. In terms of brand, the choices basically boil down to two: Intel and AMD. The choice of one or the other depends on the applications you will run on your server.
AMD CPUs excel at running multi-threaded applications, which can scale into multi-core CPUs, while Intel CPUs are preferred for single-threaded applications that require a lot of processing power in each core. AMD has basically two architectures in terms of server CPUs: EPYC and Ryzen.
EPYC is a platform specifically designed for servers and data centers. Thanks to its high core count, scalability, and high I/O bandwidth, it is being used not only for typical server applications, such as database management systems, but also for machine learning applications and scientific simulations.
On the other hand, the Ryzen architecture, besides having high core counts, offers a high frequency in each of its cores, reaching up to 4.5 GHz in Boost speed, which gives it an important advantage in single-threaded applications.
Many providers offer AMD dedicated servers, each with aspects that differentiate them from others. Below we highlight the service features of each one of them to help you choose the most suitable for your needs.
Liquid Web offers two AMD dedicated server options. Both options offer dual EPYC 7302 CPUs with a total of 32 cores running at 3 GHz, along with 128 GB of DDR4 DRAM and 2 x 480 GB SSDs in RAID 1 configuration as primary storage. In both cases, the operating system is Linux.
The difference between the two options (besides the price) is in the secondary storage: The cheaper option (USD 799 per month) offers 3.8 TB of NVMe storage, while the more expensive one (USD 999 per month) offers 7.6 TB of NVMe storage. Other technical features common to both options are basic protection against DDoS attacks, Acronis backup and cPanel, Plesk, and InterWorx utilities.
As added values, the company accompanies its offer of AMD dedicated servers with a personalized service of consultants, free migrations, automatic application of security patches, proactive monitoring, and service level agreements (SLA) that guarantee 100% uptime in energy supply and network service. In addition, in the event of unforeseen hardware failures, Liquid Web’s team will replace the affected hardware in no more than 30 minutes.
Leaseweb is a hosting and cloud service provider based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with 25 years of experience in the infrastructure outsourcing business. It provides all kinds of dedicated servers, including storage, gaming, GPU, and high-performance servers. In particular, the AMD dedicated servers comprise different models with EPYC processors, ranging from a basic model, with 1 single 16-core AMD EPYC processor, to the most advanced, with 2 processors of 24 cores.
In order to provide the highest access speed depending on the location, Leaseweb has data centers in different geographical locations: The Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States (Washington and San Francisco), Hong Kong, and Australia. The range of server models varies by location, so the choice must be based on the models’ availability and the data center’s proximity.
The servers offer various configuration options, including different memory and disk capacities, software utilities (Linux version, backup tools, administration tools), network connections, DDoS protection, and private network capability.
Cloud virtual machines – called Droplets – based on AMD CPUs from DigitalOcean can be deployed in seconds and are able to run any workload, from low-traffic websites to mission-critical applications with high CPU, memory, or storage demands.
Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines running on virtualized hardware. Each new Droplet is immediately transformed into a new server that can be used either as a standalone machine or as part of a cloud-based infrastructure. With dedicated CPUs, Droplets have guaranteed access to the full range of CPU hyper threads at all times.
DigitalOcean offers five classes of Droplets to choose from: basic, general-purpose, CPU-optimized, memory-optimized, and storage-optimized. When selecting the basic Droplet option, it is possible to opt for generic, AMD, or Intel CPUs. If you buy a basic Droplet based on AMD CPUs, you can configure it according to your needs, with an amount of RAM ranging from 1 GB to 16 GB, between 1 and 8 vCPUs, transfer volume between 1 and 6 TB, and solid-state storage (SSD) between 25 and 320 GB.
Service consumption can be billed per hour of use or per month. The cost per month ranges from $6 for a Droplet with 1 vCPU, 1 GB of RAM, 1 TB of transfer, and 25 GB of storage, and $96 for a Droplet with 8 vCPUs, 16 GB of RAM, 6 TB of transfer and 320 GB of storage.
Vultr’s Optimized Cloud Compute service offers virtual machines running on dedicated AMD EPYC virtual CPUs (vCPUs). The vCPUs ensure that virtual machines can operate exclusively (not shared), delivering the high and consistent performance that business-critical applications require at a fraction of the cost of dedicated servers with physical CPUs.
The company offers a wide range of server variants with different optimization options:
- General-purpose optimization: For web and application servers, e-commerce sites, gaming servers, audio/video streaming, and relational databases.
- CPU optimization: For applications that need more compute power than memory or storage, such as video encoding, batch processing, continuous integration services, and analytical processing.
- Memory optimization: For memory-intensive applications, such as caches and in-memory databases (e.g., Memcached) or real-time analytics.
- Storage optimization: VMs with large amounts of NVMe SSD storage space, targeting large No-SQL databases, such as MongoDB or Cassandra.
Prices for VMs with general-purpose optimization start at $30 per month for a server with 1 vCPU, 4 GB of RAM, 4 TB of bandwidth, and 30 GB of storage.
Interserver offers Ryzen dedicated servers with high-frequency processors (3600X, 3900X, 5900X, or 5950X) oriented towards applications that require high performance in single-threaded execution. Available options range from 6 to 16 cores, with CPUs capable of operating at frequencies up to 4.9 GHz.
These processors are offered with a memory capable of frequencies up to 3,200 MHz and NVMe storage drives with a choice between Western Digital Black and Samsung 980. Operating system options include different variants of Unix and Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu, Gentoo, RedHat Fedora) and Windows. For ease of administration, the servers offer the most popular GUIs, such as cPanel, Plesk, and DirectAdmin.
All server options add numerous features at no additional charge, including DDoS protection, 1 or 10 GB port, 150 TB bandwidth, remote reboot, managed support, 24/7 uptime monitoring, and data migration. The dedicated servers are located in the company’s data centers in New Jersey, USA. Prices start at $67 per month for a server with a 6-core Ryzen 3600X Z CPU, 64 GB of memory, 2 storage units, 150 TB of bandwidth, and IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) management console.
Hostkey’s AMD Ryzen dedicated servers are built with high-performance, low-cost AMD CPUs, designed primarily for desktop computers, which makes them a very suitable cost/performance balance for tight budgets. All server models are equipped with IPMI ports for centralized control and monitoring.
A pre-configured Ryzen dedicated server can be chosen from a wide range of options on Hostkey’s website, including a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 CPU, RAM between 16 and 128 GB, and SSD storage between 240 GB and 2 TB. In addition to these options, Hostkey offers the option to configure your server to suit your needs, choosing the configuration and capacity of each component: RAM, storage, operating system, management console, traffic volume, IP addresses, VLAN, and DDoS protection.
Hostkey’s data centers comply with TIER III standards, which ensures maximum reliability and security, with a 99.982% guaranteed uptime per year. Other added values provided by Hostkey include benefits such as replacement servers that minimize downtime during migrations or upgrades, 24-hour technical support, and immediate replacement of components in case of failures.
Ionos‘ AMD dedicated servers include models based on Ryzen Pro and EPYC processors, accompanying the processors with high-capacity HDD storage or high-speed SSD/NVMe. Processor models can be Ryzen 5 PRO 3600, Ryzen 7 PRO 3700, Ryzen 9 PRO 3900, EPYC 7302P, or EPYC 7543P.
Ryzen dedicated servers are offered by Ionos on a pay-as-you-go, per-minute billing basis, with no minimum contract terms. Four geographic locations can be chosen for the servers: United States, United Kingdom, Germany, or Spain. External connection bandwidth is 1 Gbit/s as standard.
Standard operating system options include Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and OpenSuse. Optionally you can choose to install Windows Server 2019 or 2022 for an additional monthly cost that varies according to the number of processor cores. In the case of using Windows, the Microsoft SQL Server database engine can be added to the server for a monthly license fee.
Additionally, Ionos has a network of partner agencies that can provide experienced specialists to help you with the development, administration, and maintenance of your projects.
Mevspace’s offer of AMD dedicated servers includes a wide range of models based on Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9 CPUs. On the company’s website, you can see the availability of each model, detailing whether the availability is immediate, whether it is necessary to wait a certain number of business days, or whether the model in question is out of stock.
The detailed configuration of each model can also be viewed on the page. You can check the amount of RAM, storage capacity, network bandwidth, data transfer volume limit, RAID configuration, and the type of protection against DDoS attacks. A CPU benchmark score is also specified to find out the processing power of each computer.
Mevspace accompanies its offer of Ryzen dedicated servers with a series of complementary services that include server administration, backup space, public/private/hybrid cloud service, colocation service in protected physical environments, and a virtual rack (MEVRack) that interconnects the infrastructure located in different data centers without passing through any public network.
The AMD Ryzen dedicated servers offered by RackNerd are custom-built and deployed within 24-36 hours. They can be loaded with any operating system of your choice, including Linux, Windows, and FreeBSD. Once your server is up, you can use it with IPMI or KVM consoles, via full root access, or through RackNerd’s intuitive management interface that allows you to start, restart, or stop the server instantly.
Currently, RackNerd’s AMD Ryzen dedicated servers are installed in the company’s Utah data center. Still, the company plans to add new locations in the near future to provide proximity reach over a larger geographic area. Servers are typically deployed the same day they are ordered, but the company reserves 24 to 36 hours to deliver an order.
For projects requiring tighter installation schedules, it is advisable to contact the company in advance to confirm server availability and start-up times.
KnownHost offers dedicated AMD servers that can be managed or unmanaged, depending on customer preference. The servers are custom-built with IPMI enabled and, in addition to featuring high-performance Ryzen 5, 7, or 9 processors, offer registered DDR4 ECC RAM, PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage, and hardware RAID configuration, and 1 Gbps full-duplex connectivity.
The main feature that differentiates the company from its competitors is an uptime percentage of over 99.99% for all its AMD dedicated servers. In addition, they offer full root access and 24/7/365 support provided by professional technicians based in the USA.
Another aspect differentiating KnownHost’s AMD dedicated servers from their competitors is the provision of DirectAdmin licenses. Since the servers are fully configurable, if you prefer to use another administration console or none at all, just indicate it when ordering your server, and you will have it according to your preferences.
All the AMD dedicated server hosting providers listed in this note have a similar offer in terms of hardware. Still, the differences between them are in the services and features they complement the server. For example, geographic location of the data center, guaranteed uptime and maximum component replacement times, migration services, configuration or installation, bandwidth, and connectivity features, among many others.
You should choose the proposal that meets the features you need for your server and also fits your budget so that your websites and applications work comfortably and with maximum performance.