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What Do Dedicated Servers Stand for?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main types - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host many clients and so the system resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private servers offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or virtual private web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your firm has a busy web site, or just has very precise web server architecture requirements, the smartest option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is willing to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a problem. You get complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

Most web hosting suppliers, incl. us at EMax Web Hosting Services, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from in keeping with your demands. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you want to give root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we provide does not give you full root privileges and is mostly appropriate for somebody who runs lots of sites that devour a lot of system resources, but would rather administer the web pages, databases and mailboxes using a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated servers 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 servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at EMax Web Hosting Services the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access deletes something unintentionally.