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Dedicated Servers Explanation

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 basic sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of customers and hence the resources per account are limited, virtual private servers offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the option to perform everything you see fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your company has a heavy resource-demanding web page, or just has very specific server setup requirements, the most appropriate choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is of no concern. You gain root-level access and can use 100% of the web server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of website hosting distributors, incl. us at Hosting EG, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from based on your necessities. The hardware configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is a handy user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give full root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not include full root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who maintains multiple web sites that absorb plenty of resources, but would like to administer the websites, databases and mail aliases via a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Hosting EG 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 servers as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root access erases something unintentionally.