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How Do Dedicated Servers Function?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three basic categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate plenty of clients and thus the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private servers give you more configuration independence, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to perform everything you want without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual private web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a intense-traffic site, or simply has very exact server setup requirements, the most intelligent choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no importance. You acquire full root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and interfering with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting service providers, incl. us at HarleyHost, offer different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your demands. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured 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 console exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to give root-level access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel user interface that we provide does not give you full root-level access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains a lot of web pages that devour lots of system resources, but wants to manage the online portals, databases and e-mailbox accounts through an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full server root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at HarleyHost 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 additional feature - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access erases something by mistake.