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What Do Dedicated Servers Denote?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 main kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host numerous customers and hence the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS plans give you more configuration independence, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to do everything you prefer without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your corporation has a heavy-content web site, or just has very precise server configuration requirements, the smartest choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is of no concern. You receive full server root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your web pages.

Hardware specs

Most hosting distributors, including us at , offer different hardware configurations you can select from as per your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you wish to use the server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell client only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not offer root-level access and is mainly suitable for someone who has many web pages that demand a lot of system resources, but would rather administer the web pages, databases and mail addresses using an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

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 dedicated web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access erases something unintentionally.