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How Dedicated Servers Function

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When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three main sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate plenty of customers and so the resources per user account are limited, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your corporation has a high resource-absorbing web portal, or just has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the most appropriate option is a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You have complete server root access and can use 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting corporations, incl. us at GreatHosts.biz, provide several hardware architectures you can select from as per your needs. The configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is handy software if you want to use the hosting server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software activated is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we provide does not give you root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who owns plenty of web sites that demand lots of system resources, but would rather administer the sites, databases and e-mail aliases via a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the hosting server just for yourself, you should choose 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 case of a problem with your dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at GreatHosts.biz 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 a bonus feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access deletes something accidentally.

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