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What Indeed are Dedicated Servers?

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When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three main sorts - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host plenty of customers and hence the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS plans give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to carry out everything you want without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your company has a heavy-content online portal, or just has very special server configuration requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the higher price is of no importance. You are bestowed with full root-level access and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting companies, including us at Green3 hosting, provide several different hardware configurations you can select from in keeping with your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you decide to grant root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not include full server root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who has lots of web sites that absorb plenty of system resources, but desires to manage the web portals, databases and mailboxes via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Green3 hosting 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 an extra feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access erases something by mistake.

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