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How Dedicated Servers Work

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When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal types - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host plenty of clients and hence the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to carry out everything you like without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your firm has a popular web portal, or just has very exact server configuration requirements, the most intelligent choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is not an issue. You acquire complete server root access and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware specifications

The majority of shared hosting companies, incl. us at wild-hosting, provide several different hardware architectures you can select from based on your requirements. The hardware configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient interface if you would like to use the server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH tunnel only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia Control Panel GUI that we offer does not offer full server root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who has a lot of web pages that demand a lot of system resources, but desires to administer the online portals, databases and e-mail box accounts via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than using the hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at wild-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 extra feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access deletes something by mistake.

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2x512 GB SSD Hard Drives 2x1000 GB SSD Hard Drives 2x512 GB SSD Hard Drives 2x512 GB SSD Hard Drives 2x512 GB SSD Hard Drives 512 GB SSD Hard Drive
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