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What Indeed are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host multiple clients and therefore the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private servers give you more server configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you want without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your firm has a resource-consuming web site, or just has very precise server setup requirements, the most suitable option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is of no importance. You are bestowed with root privileges and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware specs

The majority of website hosting corporations, incl. us at CIS Hosting, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from in accordance with your needs. The hardware architectures offer different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers through an SSH connection only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to grant full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not include complete server root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who owns many web portals that swallow a lot of system resources, but would rather manage the web pages, databases and mail aliases via a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick 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 the event of a predicament with your dedicated server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at CIS Hosting 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 as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges erases something by accident.