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How Do Dedicated Servers Function?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate a lot of customers and so the resources per account are restricted, virtual private servers give you more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to carry out everything you choose without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your corporation has a resource-swallowing site, or just has very precise web server setup requirements, the most reasonable option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is of no importance. You are bestowed with complete root access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting service providers, incl. us at , provide several hardware configurations you can select from in accordance with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a convenient tool if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant full root privileges to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia Control Panel user interface that we provide does not offer full root-level access and is chiefly suitable for someone who maintains numerous web portals that swallow a lot of resources, but would rather manage the sites, databases and email mailboxes via an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort 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 servers as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges erases something accidentally.