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Q: Dedicated server hosts that provide instant activation ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Dedicated server hosts that provide instant activation
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: ploit-ga
List Price: $160.00
Posted: 26 Nov 2003 09:10 PST
Expires: 26 Dec 2003 09:10 PST
Question ID: 280845
I would like to know all the dedicated server providers that offer
instant setup of their server( like )
No i do not want those who provide 1 day setup.
1 hour setup is okay.
So mainly i want dedicated server hosts who provide instant setup of
their servers or 1 hr setup of their servers.
This should be after ordering and there shouldnt be delays for phone
verification etc.
They can be like ev1servers who will setup the server instantly but
verify it within 24 hours.
I know this is going to be a very hard question to answer since ive
searched for hours and hours and still have no luck..
As usual quality answer == big tip.
Also i want ONLY dedicated server hosts not virtual dedicated server
hosts or shell companies or web hosting companies.
Only dedicated server hosts.
Thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by slawek-ga on 04 Dec 2003 13:48 PST
Hi ploit-ga,

I'd love to start researching your question, but like most researchers
seeing the way the question is worded, I'm a little concerned: finding
ALL the dedicated server providers will be impossible regardless of
the specifications. Us researchers prefer something a little more
defined to ensure that the clients really receive what they asked for,
and nothing less. Maybe saying something to the extent of "10 servers
will do, any extras will be tipped generously"?

Also, do you have any preferences on geographical server location and
payment currencies accepted? Please clarify, and I will get started on
the research.

Best Regards,
Google Answers Researcher

Request for Question Clarification by missy-ga on 05 Dec 2003 14:11 PST
Hi ploit, 

I've been picking at your query for about a week, and I have to tell
you that your options for "instant" setup are *extremely* slim.  I've
discussed your query with a number of dedicated server providers, and
most have stated that instant setup is only practical if you (the
provider) are doing a brisk business and setting up 10 dedicated
servers a day (and thus have a couple already set up with standard
options, to help avoid a backlog).

With very few exceptions (I've only found 4 "instant" providers so
far), most dedicated providers offer "same day" setup as their fasted
option.  Would you like providers who offer same day (12 hours or
less) setup as well?  It would broaden your options.

Subject: Re: Dedicated server hosts that provide instant activation
Answered By: missy-ga on 05 Dec 2003 21:18 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi ploit,

Thanks to some tips about where to look from the nice people at
WebHostingTalk, I was able to track down quite a few more dedicated
server providers than the original 4.  However, the pickings are still
quite slim when compared to the number of dedicated providers overall.

Community liasons at WebHostingTalk tell me that very few "strictly
servers" companies offer instant setup, and that "strictly server"
companies aren't necessarily better than hosting companies who also
offer other hosting plans.  Therefore, I've included all available
providers who offer instant or nearly instant setup.

I've broken the listings down into sections:  

1) "Strictly dedicated servers" companies:
-- providers which either state on their page or verified over the
phone that they offer instant or one hour setup
-- providers that have advertised instant or one hour setup, but do
not reflect this on their pages and/or have not returned my calls to

2) Companies who offer other hosting solutions, in addition to dedicated servers:
-- providers which either state on their page or verified over the
phone that they offer instant or one hour setup
-- providers that have advertised instant or one hour setup, but do
not reflect this on their pages and/or have not returned my calls to

3) Though you did not request these, some well rated providers who
offer  "same day" setup in 12 hours or less.  I am reliably told that
most providers consider 12 hours or less to still be considered
"expedited", as the standard setup time is 24 hours or more.

"Strictly dedicated servers" companies:

Instant or 1 - 2 hour setup

Server Pronto

One hour setup.


FDC Servers

Instant setup on Medium and High End packages only.

Advertise "Instant", but unverified

100MegsDedicated offers immediate setup, according to,
but I've been unable to verify this with the company:

100MegsDedicated - Offer

Contact them here:



Nocster Instant/Overstock Dedicated

Nocster's Instant/Overstock dedicated servers are typically set up
within 1 - 2 hours, but this is not guaranteed.  Activation is
guaranteed by 2AM EST if you order by 8PM EST.

Companies who offer other hosting solutions, in addition to dedicated servers:

Instant or 1 - 2 hour Setup


Sentris offers instant setup "on request".


NYI Dedicated:

Depends on what you pick for "Turnaround Time" in the Quote Generator.
Anywhere from 48 hours to NOW..."



CI Host

Twenty minute setup on select pre-configured dedicated servers.



I spoke with sales (1-800-667-3550), who informed me that instant
setup is possible, but ONLY Monday-Friday, during normal business


MyNewHost is offering Instant Setup through

MyNewHost - Offer

Contact them here:


Atjeu offers two kinds of dedicted servers, with a setup time of 2 hours or less:

Atjeu - CPanel

Atjeu - DSM

Advertise "Instant", but unverified

Jaguar Technologies

Claims 15 minute setup.  They've not returned my phone call to verify, however.


eHosting Dedicated Servers

Most accounts are setup within an hour, but this is not guaranteed.


OC Hosting has offered instant setup at HostChart:

OC Hosting - Offer

Contact them here:

OC Hosting


Application X offers 1 hour setup at

Application X - Offer

Contact them here:

Application X


Incite Media offers 2 hour setup at HostChart:

Incite Media

Contact them here:

Incite Media


Server4You [ ] advertises instant setup:

$49 Dedicated Server: 1.3 Ghz, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB HD, 700 GB Bandwidth,
99.999% Availability, FREE Plesk or Ensim WEBppliance, 24/7 Live
Support, Instant Reboot, Instant Server Restore, NO contract, Instant

Dedicated Gallery

...but some recent customers have complained at WebHostingTalk that
setup has taken a week.


Same Day (12 hours or less)

I spoke with the sales department at MyServerNow (1-888-SERVER-5), and
they offer 4 hour setup if you order between 8AM and 7PM, EST, Monday
through Friday ONLY.



Millennium Data Solutions advertises 4 hour setup for dedicated servers:

Millennium Data Solutions - Offer

Millennium Data Solutions


Surf's Up Hosting (1-866-816-9624) sales staff said their accounts are
set up in 6 hours or less:

Surf's Up


WestMaster advertises 6 hour setup:

" 800GB/m for $99
Platforms: WinNT  Win2000  LINUX  UNIX   Price range: $100-$10000
Setup in 6-hours, 100% up time, 24/7 support. PIII 1Ghz/512MB RAM/40GB
HD/800GB BW and webpanel starts from $99/mo. Get a quote online or
call us free at 866.777.WEST. "

ISPCheck - Dedicated Servers


Internet Express offers same day setup on dedicated servers through

Internet Express

Contact them here:

Internet Express



Offers same day setup.


NDC Host

Same day availability.

When composing your list, I started with some basic Google searches:  

[ "dedicated server" "instant setup" ]

[ "dedicated server host" "instant setup" ]

[ "dedicated server host" ]

They didn't prove to be terribly helpful, so I made some inquires at
WebHostingTalk.  I was advised to check with:

ISP Check


Outstanding Dedicated Server Host Companies

I checked each listing manually to ferret out providers that offered
instant or near instant setup, and called those whose turnaround times
were unclear.

I hope you find this list useful!

ploit-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $50.00
My God!
That was excellent missy ;)
And yes i find that list very usefull.
Thank you very much :)

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