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What Precisely are Dedicated Servers?

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When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate many clients and therefore the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private servers offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to carry out everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your firm has a resource-requiring website, or simply has very specific server architecture requirements, the smartest option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is not a concern. You obtain full server root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting vendors, incl. us at Hume and Services, offer several hardware architectures you can select from in accordance with your requirements. The configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a useful interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers via an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you choose to give access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not offer root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who owns plenty of web portals that absorb a lot of resources, but would rather manage the websites, databases and emails through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web 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 problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort 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 individual services on the dedicated servers as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something by mistake.

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