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Dedicated Servers Explanation

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 main types - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate numerous clients and hence the system resources per account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a intense-traffic web portal, or simply has very precise server configuration requirements, the wisest choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is of no importance. You are given full root access and can use 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of shared hosting firms, incl. us at Evostrix Web Hosting, provide several different hardware architectures you can select from in accordance with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is handy software if you would like to use the server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell client only. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you want to grant root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not include complete server root access and is mainly suitable for someone who runs plenty of websites that swallow a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the online portals, databases and mail accounts using an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than using the dedicated web hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Evostrix Web Hosting 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges deletes something unintentionally.

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