Scientific Linux Dedicated Servers

Scientific Linux

Have your own ultra-stable Scientific Linux dedicated server hosted in our data center, directly on server hardware. You are root, do whatever you want with it. No minimum term, no setup fee.

Scientific Linux is a free alternative to RedHat Enterprise Linux, perfect for the person that wants the stability but does not require the support options and cost that the RedHat branded product offers. Scientific Linux is compiled from the same source code as RedHat Enterprise Linux, so it is 100% binary compatible with RedHat Enterprise Linux and has a history of being more up to date than CentOS.

What other M5Hosting customers do with CentOS:

  • Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) Web Server
  • Facebook application hosting
  • Mail server or backup mail server
  • Mail filtering system
  • CVS, Subversion (SVN), or Git host
  • DNS server (primary or secondary)
  • Shell server
  • Game server
  • Development platform

Our standard Scientific Linux dedicated server platform is a high-performance, 1U or 2U high Supermicro chassis with your choice of processors such as Intel Dual-core and single or dual Intel Xeon. We have dedicated servers available from 4GB of RAM to 512GB of RAM. All of our dedicated servers have switched 1Gbps (1Gbit) Ethernet connections. Customized configurations are available with larger amounts of RAM or 10Gbits network. We can also colocate your provided hardware. Other dedicated server hardware configurations are available.

All our Dedicated Servers are monitored for availability (pinged every 5 minutes). In the event that your server goes down, you will be paged and/or e-mailed at the same time as our NOC. This web-based system can also give you uptime statistics and you can review historical monitoring data for your servers. We can also monitor network-based services such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, POP3, DNS, and others on your server for availability.

Web-based Availability, Performance & Bandwidth Monitoring

Each and every switch port on our network is monitored for bandwidth, errors, discards and other anomalies. You have 24×7 web-based access to graphs that detail your bandwidth utilization by speed, and data transfer over time. You can also monitor your server health (CPU, disk use, memory, disk I/O, system load average). As an additional service, we can set alerts for you if thresholds are exceeded.

The facility is staffed 24×7 and is serviced with redundant air, power and network. We share the facility with some of America’s top financial institutions, government contractors, biotech and research organizations, hosting companies and network security companies.

Premium Network Data Transfer Included5TB/mo
Network Port Speed1Gbps
Your Actual Max Burstable Speed1Gbps
Included IPv4 Addresses1
Cost of Additional IPv4 with JustificationUp to 8 Free
IPv6 AvailableYes
Temporary use of KVM over IPFree
24/7 Web-based Server RebootsFree
Unlimited “Root” User PrivilegesIncluded
Server Monitoring (i.e. ping) with Customer PagingFree
Service Monitoring (i.e. HTTP, SMTP, etc.) with Customer PagingFree
Actual Traffic Utilization GraphsFree
Switched Power Outlets (Web-based Instant Server Reboots)Free
SNMP Server Performance Metrics and alerts (CPU, disk, I/O, Load Avg, Mem)Free
Custom initial OS installationFree
CentOSFree
DebianFree
FreeBSDFree
FedoraFree
OpenBSDFree
OpenSUSEFree
UbuntuFree
Windows 2008 or Windows 2012$25/mo
Network Uptime Guarantee99.95%
Redundant Power Grid supplies✔
Uninterruptable Battery Backup (UPS)✔
Diesel Backup Generator✔
Triple Redundant Chillers✔
BGP Routing with Multiple, Redundant, 10Gbps or Faster Carrier Connections✔
Fast Response Email Support24×7
“Remote Hands” (reboots, KVM, etc.)24×7
LSI and 3ware Hardware RAID cards (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 / RAID 10)$14/mo + up
Server Load Balancing$40/mo + up
Dedicated Firewall Service$99/mo + up
Data Backups (R1Soft CDP Backups)$49/mo + up

We have systems standing by for you to move into quickly. Be up and running in a few hours. 95% of orders are completed within 24 hours. All prices are monthly, and services are provided monthly, unless other arrangements are made.

If you have questions, need a special configuration, or just want to know there are humans here, please contact us before you buy.