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Dedicated Servers Description

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate plenty of clients and hence the system resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS plans offer more configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to carry out everything you please without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your corporation has a high resource-absorbing online portal, or simply has very precise server architecture requirements, the most logical choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a concern. You are bestowed with root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware specs

Most hosting firms, incl. us at Blue Domain Hosting, offer different hardware architectures you can select from according to your needs. The hardware architectures offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is handy software if you would like to use the web server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to give complete root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we offer does not include full root access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has plenty of online portals that consume lots of resources, but prefers to administer the online portals, databases and email accounts using a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Blue Domain Hosting 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 too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access erases something by mistake.