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What Exactly are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 main types - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host a lot of clients and hence the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private servers offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your company has a large web page, or just has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the wisest option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is not a concern. You are bestowed with full server root access and can use 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specs

Most website hosting firms, including us at hostinertia, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from as per your needs. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a Control Panel, which is convenient software if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to give root privileges to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software tool that we provide does not give you complete root-level access and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs multiple web pages that absorb a lot of resources, but desires to manage the online portals, databases and email boxes through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web 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 web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at hostinertia 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 feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something by mistake.