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Dedicated Servers Clarified

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AMD 1 Server

  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (6 cores)
  • 2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
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When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main sorts - hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated packages. Shared hosting web servers host lots of customers and so the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS offer more configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to perform everything you want without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is very simple. If your company has a heavy resource-devouring online portal, or simply has very precise web server configuration requirements, the most suitable choice is a dedicated servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the greater price is not a concern. You get full root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of hosting service providers, including us at 8hosting 8, provide different hardware configurations you can select from depending on your demands. The hardware configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a useful software tool if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated packages via a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you want to grant full root privileges to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not offer complete server root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs a lot of web sites that require lots of resources, but prefers to manage the web sites, databases and emails through an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web 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 web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at 8hosting 8 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 a bonus feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something by accident.

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