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What are Dedicated Servers?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three main categories - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host multiple customers and so the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other private virtual hosting 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 server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy-traffic web site, or just has very exact server configuration requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is not a problem. You are bestowed with complete root-level access and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

Most shared hosting firms, incl. us at BootDomain.com, provide different hardware configurations you can select from in line with your demands. The hardware architectures include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated server for hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH client only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you want to grant access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who runs plenty of websites that swallow plenty of system resources, but desires to manage the sites, databases and e-mailbox accounts via a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root privileges and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the web hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system 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 server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root access deletes something by accident.