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What Exactly are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and hence the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS accounts give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to carry out everything you think fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a resource-swallowing web site, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the wisest choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is not a problem. You are granted complete root-level access and can use 100 percent of the server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting suppliers, incl. us at Discount Hosting Store, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from in keeping with your necessities. The hardware architectures include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you wish to use the web server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell client exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you choose to grant full root access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software tool that we offer does not give you full root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who owns plenty of web pages that consume lots of system resources, but desires to manage the web pages, databases and email addresses through an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of using the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Discount Hosting Store 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 server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access deletes something accidentally.