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How Dedicated Servers Work

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main varieties - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web servers host many clients and so the system resources per account are restricted, VPS web hosting offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to perform everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your company has a high resource-absorbing web site, or simply has very special server configuration requirements, the proper option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and stability, the greater price is not a problem. You are bestowed with complete root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of web hosting suppliers, incl. us at Website Business Center, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from in consonance with your necessities. The configurations offer different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated web hosting through an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you decide to grant full server root access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software activated is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not give you root access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns a lot of web pages that devour plenty of system resources, but wants to manage the websites, databases and electronic mail aliases via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

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 dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Website Business Center 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 additional option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two disk drives as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges erases something by mistake.