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How Dedicated Servers Function

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal categories - hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate a lot of clients and therefore the resources per user account are restricted, VPS offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you want without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is very simple. If your corporation has a high resource-absorbing online portal, or just has very precise server architecture requirements, the most intelligent choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not an issue. You receive complete root access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting service providers, including us at TechNE, offer several different hardware architectures you can choose from in keeping with your needs. The hardware configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a handy user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to give root-level access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not include root access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has a lot of web portals that devour a lot of resources, but would rather administer the online portals, databases and email boxes via an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose 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 problem with your server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at TechNE 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 servers as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges erases something unintentionally.