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What Exactly are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of clients and so the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private servers offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to do everything you choose without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a heavy-traffic online portal, or just has very special server configuration requirements, the most appropriate option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no concern. You obtain root privileges and can utilize 100% of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of website hosting corporations, incl. us at BootDomain.com, provide several hardware configurations you can pick from as per your needs. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you want to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers via an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to give access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia Control Panel user interface that we provide does not include full root privileges and is chiefly suitable for someone who owns many sites that devour a lot of system resources, but wishes to manage the web sites, databases and e-mail boxes via an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

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 server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at BootDomain.com 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 servers too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access deletes something accidentally.