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How Dedicated Servers Operate

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 basic categories - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host lots of clients and thus the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS packages give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the option to do everything you wish without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a popular website, or just has very specific web server architecture requirements, the most sensible option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You obtain complete server root access and can use 100% of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting companies, incl. us at Techsur.com, offer different hardware architectures you can select from in line with your demands. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy graphical user interface if you want to utilize the web hosting server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you choose to give full root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP interface that we offer does not include full server root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who runs plenty of web pages that devour plenty of resources, but wishes to administer the websites, databases and e-mail addresses through an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the hosting server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

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 web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Techsur.com the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root access erases something accidentally.