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What are Dedicated Servers?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 main kinds - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and thus the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS packages offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other VPS servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to do everything you think fit without interfering 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 VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a frequently visited web portal, or simply has very exact web server setup requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a concern. You gain complete root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting companies, incl. us at -Iclick2- Web Hosting and Cloud Service, offer different hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your needs. The hardware architectures include different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful user interface if you want to use the dedicated web server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via SSH exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you decide to give full root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software installed is a good idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer complete root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who owns many online portals that demand a lot of system resources, but would like to manage the websites, databases and mail addresses using an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the web server only 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 predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at -Iclick2- Web Hosting and Cloud Service 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 option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something accidentally.