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How Dedicated Servers Hosting Works

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three major sorts - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of clients and hence the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to do everything you wish without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a heavy resource-absorbing site, or simply has very precise web server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is of no importance. You are bestowed with full server root access and can use 100% of the server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

Most shared hosting firms, incl. us at Central Domain, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from in line with your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a convenient software tool if you wish to utilize the server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through SSH exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to give full root-level access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not offer root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who owns plenty of online portals that swallow lots of system resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and mailbox aliases via a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated server solely for yourself, you should select 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 server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Central Domain 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 server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on two hard drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges erases something accidentally.