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What Exactly are Dedicated Servers?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 basic types - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web servers host many customers and so the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS web hosting give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a intense-traffic web page, or simply has very precise web server architecture requirements, the wisest choice would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is not a concern. You are given complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware configurations

Most web hosting distributors, incl. us at LoyB Hosting, provide several different hardware architectures you can select from according to your demands. The hardware architectures include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful software tool if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers through SSH only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is mostly suitable for someone who runs lots of web portals that swallow lots of resources, but would like to manage the web sites, databases and electronic mails via a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete server root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at LoyB Hosting 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 as well. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access erases something unintentionally.