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What Do Dedicated Servers Stand for?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 main kinds - hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate many customers and so the resources per user account are limited, VPS offer more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to carry out everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your company has a resource-absorbing site, or simply has very exact web server setup requirements, the proper choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is of no importance. You get complete root access and can use 100 percent of the web server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting distributors, incl. us at PC021 Hosting solutions, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from according to your needs. The hardware configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you wish to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to give root privileges to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs lots of sites that devour plenty of resources, but desires to manage the online portals, databases and e-mailbox accounts through a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete server root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose 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 case of a predicament with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at PC021 Hosting solutions 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 as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access deletes something by accident.