For customers that require high-performance computing with highly customizable resources, a bare-metal server dedicated to a single tenant gives you the flexibility to choose your own operating system, avoid the challenges of shared infrastructure, and finely tune hardware and software for specific projects.

By removing the overhead hypervisor which allows for virtualization, bare-metal hosting allows for the fastest possible performance with better processing power, complete control over their software, more consistent disk and network performance, and greater quality of service.

TechRadar recently conducted a round-up of The Best Bare Metal Hosting Solutions currently on the market, with IDrive® Compute earning the #1 spot in rankings.

Currently covering 20 locations in the U.S. and Europe, IDrive® Compute is the most affordable service on the market, offering 1TB NVMe, Intel Xeon E-2236 CPU with 32GB RAM and a 10Gbps connection for 95% off the first year. IDrive® Compute is also one of the few services that accepts non-business email addresses.

For users that still need affordable high-performance computing but not as many resources as a bare-metal server provides, a VPS hosting provider is a very viable option as long as you choose the right one for your needs. 

A VPS plan gives you your own virtual server environment, with full control over the OS, apps, and all of their settings. Each physical server will host multiple customers, but fewer than with shared hosting, and with each virtual server allocated their own share of resources.

TechRadar also did a review of the Top VPS Hosting Providers for 2021, with IDrive® Compute being selected as one of the top choices once again, mainly due to flexible plans and extremely affordable pricing.

IDrive® Compute VPS plans start at $6 for the first year, with all plans including:

  • Secure backup
  • User management
  • Block storage
  • On-demand Snapshots