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What are Dedicated Servers?

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  • 2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
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When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate plenty of clients and therefore the resources per user account are limited, virtual private server accounts give you more configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the option to do everything you desire without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-devouring web page, or just has very specific server configuration requirements, the most suitable option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no concern. You gain root privileges and can utilize 100% of the web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting service providers, including us at Affordable Webhosting US, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your necessities. The configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can select a Control Panel, which is a convenient user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH connection exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you choose to grant root access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not give you full root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has lots of web sites that demand plenty of resources, but would rather administer the sites, databases and electronic mail addresses using a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

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 web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Affordable Webhosting US the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual 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 select a type of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root access deletes something by mistake.

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