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What In Fact are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three major categories - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate a lot of clients and so the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to do everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-devouring web site, or simply has very precise server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a concern. You acquire root privileges and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of shared hosting providers, incl. us at HarryHost, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from according to your necessities. The configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated web hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not give you full root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who has many sites that absorb plenty of system resources, but would like to administer the web sites, databases and email mailboxes through an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting web server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at HarryHost 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 server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access deletes something by accident.