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What are Dedicated Servers?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate multiple customers and so the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS plans give you more configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to do everything you please without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your company has a high resource-consuming website, or simply has very exact web server architecture requirements, the right option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is of no concern. You are bestowed with full server root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting server's resources without anyone else using these resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting service providers, including us at , offer several hardware configurations you can pick from as per your demands. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you wish to use the server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to give root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not include full root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs multiple sites that swallow lots of resources, but would like to manage the web pages, databases and emails through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root privileges and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the web hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on 2 hard disks as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something by mistake.