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Dedicated Servers Explanation

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three major sorts - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host multiple clients and so the system resources per account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to do everything you decide without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your company has a high-traffic web site, or simply has very specific server configuration requirements, the most intelligent choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You acquire full root-level access and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most shared hosting service providers, including us at Host2net LLC, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from depending on your demands. The hardware architectures include different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you wish to use the dedicated server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting CP user interface that we offer does not offer complete root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs numerous web sites that demand plenty of resources, but wants to manage the sites, databases and mail addresses through an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root privileges and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans rather than using the server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Host2net LLC 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 server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access erases something accidentally.