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Hostgator Server Specifications & Specs

We have many hosting forms, and what hosting you have will focus on the hardware specs for your server. The Shared, Reseller, Virtual machines, and Dedicated Servers requirements are described down.

Shared servers

  • 32 Core AMD OpteronTM Processor 6376 or Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E5-2630 v3
  • RAM 64GB / 32GB
  • Four RAID 1s
  • MySQL (SSD)
  • Servers for Cloud Hosting
  • 2 Intel E5-2670v3 12 2.3Ghz 30Mb Cache Processors for Core/24 Thread 2.3Ghz
  • RAM of 512 GB
  • Internal Drives - Samsung SSD 256GB
  • External memory - 800 GB Intel SSD DC S3610 Series Drives Shared Ceph Storage with SSD Caching Level.

Servers for Resellers

  • 16 Core AMD OpteronTM CPU 6376
  • 16 gigabytes of RAM
  • RAID 1
  • Caching on SSDs


The following requirements come with freshly equipped servers for our VPS Hosting packages:

  • E5-2630 v3 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU, 32-Core Server Processor
  • 128GB RAM DDR4
  • 7.2TB, 72TB (4 RAID 1 arrays - every array has 1.8TB of disk space)
  • Uplink of 100mbps exchanged over the container

With a fixed 20 Mbit connection and traffic form of each container to 20 Mbit, we have a Megabit access point

Our former VPS Hosting Plans servers have the following specifications:

  • AMD Opteron 6376, Cpu 32-Core Server
  • 128GB RAM DDR3
  • RAID 10 36TB (3 arrays - every array has 3.6TB of disk space)
  • Uplink of 100mbps exchanged over the container

With an assured 20 Mbit connection and traffic form of each container to 20 Mbit, we have a Megabit uplink

Windows Shared Software Program Versions

Microsoft Windows, also known as Windows and Windows OS, is a digital device operating system created by Microsoft Corporation (PCs). The Windows OS quickly conquered the PC industry with the first graphical user interface (GUI) for IBM-compatible PCs. Some versions of Windows are run by around 90 % of PCs. In 1985, the first edition of Windows was essentially a GUI that was provided as an expansion of Microsoft's current disk operating system, or MS-DOS. For the first time, Windows enabled DOS users to physically access a computer workspace based in part on licensed principles used by Apple Inc. for its Macintosh System Software, enabling graphical "windows" showing the contents of digital directories and files at the touch of a mouse button, instead of typing commands and folder routes at the text prompt.

More functions, including native Windows File Director, Program Manager, Display Manager applications, and a more interactive gui, were added by later releases. Microsoft has also developed customized Windows packages targeted at enterprises, namely networkable Windows for Workstations and high-powered Windows NT. Windows and DOS were completely implemented with the 1995 user version of Windows 95 and provided built-in Internet aid, like Internet Explorer, a web browser.

Microsoft combined the numerous Windows offerings into a single title with the 2001 arrival of Windows XP, selling several editions for users, companies, multimedia programmers, and others. Windows XP discarded the long-used Windows 95 kernel (core machine code) for a more robust code base and provided a more practical design and better program and memory maintenance.

Windows Vista, which endured a rocky rollout and faced substantial marketplace opposition, rapidly acquired a reputation for being a massive, cumbersome, and resource-consuming device, replaced the widely popular XP standard through late 2006. In 2009, Microsoft launched Windows 7, an OS whose design was identical to Vista but was greeted with excitement for its significant speed increase and moderate device specifications, in reaction to Vista's poor acceptance rate.

Windows - Based Server OS is a collection of enterprise-class network operating systems intended to share multi-user resources and provide robust administrative power over data storage, software, and business networks.

Windows Server production began in the early 1980s durimg which Microsoft created dual operating system series: MS-DOS and Windows NT. David Cutler, the Microsoft Engineer designed the Windows NT framework to deliver the speed, protection, and stability that big businesses need in an operating system.

Many businesses depended on the Unix OS, which required costly RISC-equipped external computer to manage file and print facilities before introducing Windows NT. Windows NT was able to operate on x86 computers that were less expensive.

Linear multiprocessing, which makes programs run easier on devices with many processors, is a core feature of the NT framework.

Newer Windows Server versions can be installed either on computer’s exteral tool in an enterprise's network infrastructure or on a cloud network, like Microsoft Azure.

The main features of later releases of these servers involve Active Directory, and it simplifies user records, authentication, and distributed resource allocation, allows other folders to be interoperable. Server Administrator, a server task management tool for local or distant computers to make modifications.

  • 1993: Specialized Server Windows NT 3.1.

Microsoft released its Windows NT operating system in two versions: one for workspaces and one for servers. A hardware abstraction layer (HAL) was present in the 32-bit operating system, which offered different system consistency by blocking programs from immediate hardware devices access.

To store individual and community privileges, businesses may use more automated Server as a network interface.

  • 1994: NT 3.5 Server for Windows
In this version, Microsoft upgraded the main networking functionality and introduced TCP/IP appropriate assistance. Other networking advancements also enabled clients to upload domain files and software on some other operating systems.
  • 1995: Windows 3.51 NT Server
To improve performance and decrease the number of storage devices, Microsoft fine-tuned this launch. Via its modified networking stack, this cloud OS was configured to provide services faster to consumers. In a hybrid world for both Windows NT and NetWare servers, Microsoft introduced more networking support for businesses to allow customers to get resources with a common certificate from both of them.
  • 1996: Server Windows NT 4.0
With this server OS launch, Microsoft appropriated the Windows 95 design and even used several client OS programs, like File Explorer. In this update, Microsoft extended the network interface functionality to make network services accessible for a wider variety of computers that are not Microsoft-oriented. This release's core features were the right to use a server as an Online Information Server and a DNS server, now labeled IIS. The same web server OS will also direct administrators via different activities, like sharing a disk drive with an Administrative Wizard function.
  • 2000: Windows 2000
Active Folder, a directory network that saves and handles data on network entities, like user files, systems, and facilities, was implemented in this version. File System helps administrators to execute different functions, such as configuring a VPN, encrypting files, and giving entry to dada shares on available systems.

In this version, Microsoft also launched several other main features, such as:

Windows 2000 has three editions designed to work with Windows 2000 Specialist, the client OS — Server, Integrated Server, and Cloud infrastructure.

  • 2003: 2003 Windows Server

With the introduction of Windows Server 2003, Microsoft launched the "Windows Server" name and promoted the security enhancements over Windows 2000. With this launch, Microsoft added server roles, allowing administrators to delegate a server to a particular function, including a domain controller or a DNS server.

Extended encryption capability, built-in firewall, stronger support for Network Address Translation (NAT), and Backup Software Copy Service were other unique additions in this release.

There were four versions of Windows Server 2003: Regular, Business, Datacenter, and Network.

  • 2005: 2003 Windows Server R2
Microsoft continued using the Windows Server 2003 R2 classification R2 (or upgrade two) rather than a latest version. Corporations still need to receive a new Windows Service licensing in order to use the existing processor, but R2 upgrades have used the network access licenses of the entire past windows server to avoid the need to upgrade those permits.

This update has enhanced the security and protection aspects of Windows Server 2003.

This version has introduced file duplication and data compression upgrades for local branch servers. The Security Configuration Wizard was one of the security enhancements in this release, enabling administrators to apply compatible security policies to different devices.

  • 2008: The 2008 Windows Server
New additions were introduced to Windows Server 2008, such as:
  • Software for Hyper-V virtualization,
  • Partitioning Failover,
  • The viewer of Events,

Server Center — the minimum deployment option handled through the command line and the minimum configuration option

The server management console is used on local and remote computers to add and control server functions and functionality.

In order to improve the Group policies and identity management capabilities, Microsoft also reorganized the strong function and Active Directory.

There were four versions of Windows Server 2008: Normal, Business, Datacenter, and Network.

  • 2009: Windows Server 2008 R2 Server R2

Microsoft has used Windows 7 kernel for this cloud operating system and promoted its better scalability and accessibility capabilities.

It is an advanced Active Directory by Microsoft for better user account handling and full policy control. Terminal Services software was also upgraded by the company and rebranded as Remote Desktop Services (RDS).

In this update, new features like BranchCache and DirectAccess aim to optimize how users can get their jobs completed in remote areas.

This server OS incorporates some of the Microsoft Windows user operating system's management and security features, much as its ancestor. A 32-bit server software shift to a 64-bit version was also identified in Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • 2012: The 2012 Windows Server
Microsoft has incorporated a range of Windows Server 2012 cloud-related features, going so far as to name it the "Cloud OS," so that companies can run public or private cloud applications more effectively. The organization has made major improvements to the disk technology and Hyper-V virtualization system of the operating system.

The Hyper-V virtual transfer, Hyper-V Duplicate, Shared Storage, and ReFS file system are unique additions worth considering this update.

In another update to this version, Microsoft shifted the default install choice to Server Core, allowing PowerShell to be used by managers. PowerShell had 2,300 cmdlets eligible for the management upon this publication.

There were four versions of this server edition: Essentials, Base, Standard, and Datacenter. These Standard and Datacenter versions had the same set of specifications, but companies were allowed to run two virtual machines (VMs) with a standard license, whereas Datacenter allowed an infinite number of VMs.

  • 2013: 2012 R2 Windows Server
For Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft produced major improvements worldwide, including substantial updates to virtualization, infrastructure, networking, data security, and web services.

New characteristics of the Note:

PowerShell-built Desired State Configuration (DSC) to avoid configuration drift and preserve continuity across devices in the enterprise.

Storage tiering applied to Storage Spaces increases efficiency by transferring commonly named data blocks to solid-state storage instantly.

Job Directories allow users, by duplication to servers in the enterprise's data center, to retrieve and store business data on work and personal computers.

  • 2016: Server 2016 for Windows
With a range of new features tailored to simplify workload migrations, like assistance for Docker containers and software-defined connectivity upgrades, Microsoft nudged companies closer to the web.

A minimal cloud deployment alternative intended to improve security by narrowing the attack surface, Microsoft unveiled the Nano Server. Microsoft says that the Nano Server is 93 percent smaller than the rapid implementation of Windows Server.

The new Hyper-V shielded VM functionality, which is securely encrypted to safeguard information from being hacked within a VM, is another nod to protection.

The Network Controller is a major emerging networking feature that allows administrators to handle virtualized networks for switches, subnets, and other equipment.

In Regular and Datacenter versions, this server OS fits in. Normal and Datacenter models had the same set of features in previous Windows Server releases but specific licensing rights and access limits. The Regular Version of Windows Server 2016 does not have the most sophisticated virtualization, security, and networking capabilities.

  • 2017: Launches of the semi-annual channel and the long-term operation channel
In June 2017, Microsoft revealed that the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) and Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) — previously called Long-Term Servicing Division — would break Windows Server over 2 channels.

The SAC caters to companies with a DevOps structure that prefer to get the most major releases for lean startup cycles with a shorter-term between new releases. SAC launches will arrive every six months — one in the early summer and one in the autumn — with just 18 months of market sponsorship. For enterprises who favor the more standard upgrade period of two to three years between big product upgrades and the usual five years of mainstream assistance accompanied by five years of expanded support, Microsoft customizes the LTSC.

Dedicated Windows VPS Hostgator

With Plesk Onyx, released Windows Dedicated Servers are supported.

Windows Server 2012 R2 OS and Plesk 12.5 are supported with the Legacy Servers (Basic, Regular, Advanced, and Pro).

Plesk 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, or Onyx may belong to Windows dedicated servers' older features.

Plesk Onyx is added to the current Windows Shared Hosting packages.

The Windows Server 2008 R2 OS & Plesk 11.5 are used by joint Windows servers on outdated hardware (to be rolled out as of 2019).

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