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Dedicated Servers Defined

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal varieties - hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate many customers and hence the resources per user account are restricted, VPS offer more server configuration liberty, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to perform everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your firm has a resource-swallowing online portal, or just has very explicit server setup requirements, the wisest choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is of no importance. You are bestowed with full server root access and can utilize 100% of the web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most website hosting firms, incl. us at Hepsia, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from in line with your necessities. The configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers via an SSH connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to grant access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel interface that we provide does not give you full server root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who maintains multiple websites that require plenty of system resources, but would like to manage the web sites, databases and electronic mail accounts using a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Hepsia the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access deletes something by accident.