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What Actually are Dedicated Servers?

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When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three basic sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host plenty of customers and thus the system resources per account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you want without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-consuming web site, or simply has very special server configuration requirements, the most intelligent option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is not a concern. You gain root-level access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of shared hosting suppliers, incl. us at Goo Hosting, offer several hardware configurations you can select from in consonance with your needs. The hardware configurations offer different varieties of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy interface if you would like to utilize the hosting server for hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we offer does not offer full server root access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has a lot of web pages that demand a lot of system resources, but wants to administer the sites, databases and mailboxes through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the web server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Goo Hosting 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 server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access erases something by accident.

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