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Dedicated Servers Unveiled

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three major kinds - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host many clients and so the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPSs on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you think fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your corporation has a intense-traffic online portal, or just has very precise web server setup requirements, the most appropriate choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is not an issue. You obtain root privileges and can use 100 percent of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of shared hosting firms, incl. us at eGeekMD, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your needs. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is handy software if you wish to use the hosting server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting CP tool that we provide does not give you complete server root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who owns many websites that absorb lots of system resources, but desires to administer the web portals, databases and mail addresses through an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the server solely 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 server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at eGeekMD 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 server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root-level access deletes something by mistake.