Microsoft SQL Server

Host and manipulate
your critical databases

Microsoft SQL server solutions are available on demand on OVH servers. Order the licence directly from your OVH control panel.

The high-performance database

SQL Server is Microsoft’s database management system (DBMS). It boasts advanced features for hosting your critical databases and guaranteeing performance.
This version meets the expectations of professionals in terms of high availability, performance and security. You can now deploy your infrastructure locally or in a cloud environment.
Web and Standard editions of SQL Server 2012, 2014 and 2016 are available at OVH.
Price/Cores Microsoft SQL Server
Web Edition
Microsoft SQL Server
Standard Edition
4 Cores (or fewer) 23.00 ex. VAT/month
320.00 ex. VAT/month
6 Cores 34.50 ex. VAT/month
480.00 ex. VAT/month
8 Cores 46.00 ex. VAT/month
640.00 ex. VAT/month
12 Cores 69.00 ex. VAT/month
960.00 ex. VAT/month
16 Cores 92.00 ex. VAT/month
1,280.00 ex. VAT/month
Order a licence on a Dedicated Server in four easy steps:
1- Check that your server is compatible with MS SQL Server
2- Order your Server
3- Go to the licence section of your control panel to order
4- Once you have ordered and enabled your licence, use your server’s control panel in your OVH manager, to automatically deploy your server.

Key features

In-memory processing
SQL Server 2016 introduces new in-memory capabilities which improve performance by loading tables directly in RAM in order to speed up database queries. This means it is possible to reach up to 30 x faster transactions, without changing the server configuration.
High performance
and stability
The Microsoft SQL server suite is regularly ranked first in the different TPC-E, TPC-H benchmarks and especially when it comes to real applications. The IO management guarantees stability and reproducibility as well as reliable performance.
High availability
The Always-on feature guarantees maximum availability of your enterprise databases (Datawarehouse), by enabling you to duplicate your database on another server in the same datacentre, in synchronous mode or even in another datacentre in asynchronous mode.

Available versions and limitations

You can subscribe to a SQL Server licence in your control panel, on new and existing servers.
OVH suggests that you either use your own SPLA SQL licence or you choose one of the Standard or Web editions adapted to your operating system:
Available versions
Web Standard Enterprise
Compatible OS Windows 2012, 2012R2, 2016, 2019
RAM limit 64 GB / 4 GB 128 GB OS limit
Maximum cores 4 16 OS limit
SQL Server Management Studio yes yes yes
OLTP Standard yes yes yes
Data encryption standard no yes yes
High availability/Always-on no yes yes
Business Intelligence tools no yes yes
In-memory processing no no yes

SQL Server use cases

Secure database for your website

For e-tailers, aside from website performance, customer databases are their most vital consideration. This is why access to their databases must be secured to the maximum. Microsoft SQL Server provides a level of encryption which is able to completely encrypt and secure a database, without impacting its performance.

Enterprise databases (Datawarehouse)

Outsourcing your enterprise servers greatly enhances flexibility, however this does not have to be at the expense of the reliability of your IT infrastructure. Host your critical applications, on Windows/SQL servers, and deploy the high availability (Always-on) functions to guarantee the maximum level of performance for your users.

Data Analytics & Business Intelligence

Each edition of Microsoft SQL Server comes with different tools to interface with different data sources, whether this refers to data stored in other SQL databases or connectors with Excel to enable your processing and BI analysis. What's more, the Standard version offers a complete “Power BI” environment to support your Data analytics projects.

OVH recommends

Premium customisable HG dedicated servers
For a secure database
The HG range benefits from a T4 level power supplies (fully redundant) and hot swappable disks making this range the perfect solution to host your mission critical applications. HG servers are the most powerful range offered by OVH with up to 36 physical cores (72 threads) and 2 TB of RAM.
220.99 ex. VAT/month
Dedicated Cloud
For a high availability enterprise environment
99.99% SLA, Host XL+ up to 20 cores, up to 256 GB of RAM
Dedicated and managed Hosts, additional resources on demand,
vRack private network
Dedicated Cloud comes with preinstalled Microsoft SQL Server 2014/2016 templates
557 ex. VAT/month

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