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Description of Dedicated Servers

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host lots of clients and thus the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private servers offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a intense-traffic website, or just has very specific web server configuration requirements, the most relevant choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You are bestowed with full server root privileges and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware configurations

Most web hosting service providers, incl. us at Hume and Services, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from in consonance with your demands. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a handy graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers through an SSH terminal only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we provide does not offer complete root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who has numerous sites that require plenty of resources, but desires to administer the web pages, databases and e-mails through an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Hume and Services 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 an extra option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access erases something accidentally.