Types of servers and activation time

Maxihost offers three different types of servers you can deploy depending on your needs.

Instant servers

Instant servers are servers with pre-defined configurations that Maxihost built to support most workloads. Pre-defined specs enable Maxihost to deliver servers more quickly, decreasing the time between when you request the server and when you receive the server credentials.

Deploy time is 10 minutes.

Spot servers

Spot servers are also pre-defined. These are discounted servers that we have in stock. 

Spot servers come in and out of stock every day and as they have different configurations (in terms of processor, memory, and disks), the units available change often.

Most Spot servers deploy in 10 to 20 minutes, and some can take up to 24 business hours. You can see the actual deploy time on the server deploy page.

Custom servers

Custom servers are servers that can have their configurations fully customized by the user and are recommended for specific workloads.

Custom servers are available for Custom Deployments and usually require a contract. Please reach out to us to discuss your requirements.

Deploy time ranges from 3 hours to 10 business days.

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