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What In Fact are Dedicated Servers?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 major varieties - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate lots of customers and hence the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS packages give you more configuration independence, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you choose without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a resource-requiring web page, or just has very special server setup requirements, the most suitable option is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no importance. You get full server root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting companies, incl. us at Efficientia Servers, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from in consonance with your demands. The hardware architectures include different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can select a hosting CP, which is a convenient user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to grant complete root access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we offer does not offer full server root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who maintains multiple web portals that require a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and mailbox accounts using an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Efficientia Servers the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on 2 disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access erases something by accident.