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What Precisely are Dedicated Servers?

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When we talk about hosting servers, there are three major kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host many clients and thus the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private servers give you more server configuration independence, but also influence other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to perform everything you want without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a frequently visited web portal, or simply has very special web server configuration requirements, the most appropriate choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is not a concern. You receive full root privileges and can use 100 percent of the hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware configurations

Most website hosting firms, incl. us at SPV Host, offer several hardware architectures you can select from based on your demands. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is useful software if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to give complete root access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a good idea. The Hepsia Control Panel tool that we provide does not offer root privileges and is mainly suitable for somebody who runs numerous web pages that swallow plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the web sites, databases and email accounts through an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at SPV Host 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 option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access deletes something unintentionally.

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