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All of Bytemark's Dedicated Servers or Premium Dedicated Servers can be delivered with Microsoft Windows and SQL Server ready to go. This page should help you pick the right edition of each for your needs, and you can order through our order form.

Windows editions

Windows Web Server is appropriate for running any public-facing web site. You only need Standard Edition if the server's main hosting is not open to the public over the web. Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition R2 Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition R2
Windows Web
Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition
Host IIS, ASP.NET for public web sites only Yes Yes Yes
License to run anything, including private "line-of-business" applications   Yes Yes
Unlimited virtualization rights - run any number of copies of Windows     Yes






A low-priced Windows for your web sites The full product for running business services For consolidating many Windows servers

Per-processor licensing
Windows Web Server 2008 can run only on a single processor - for other editions you must pay double the license fee to run them on servers with two processors.

SQL editions

Did you know you can use Express Edition free of charge, even for hosting a public web site? SQL SQL SQL SQL
Express Web Standard Enterprise
Max Database Size 4GiB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
RAM use 1GiB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
CPUs 1 4 4 Unlimited
"Line-of-business" applications permitted? No No Yes Yes

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Per-user licensing
For "line-of-business" applications, you can occasionally pay less by licensing SQL Server on a per-user basis if your application has less than 25 users. Contact us for details.

Managed HostingManaged Hosting

Get on with your business whilst we monitor, analyse and plan the future of your hosting.

Control Panel

A 4GiB dedicated server with RAID1 for £69.00 per month - control and isolation for less!

Built by handBuilt by hand

Because we build our servers by hand, you get high power, low cost, and excellent build quality.