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Dedicated Servers Clarified

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host numerous clients and thus the resources per user account are restricted, virtual private servers give you more configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to do everything you see fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-absorbing site, or just has very exact server configuration requirements, the best choice would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is not an issue. You are bestowed with complete server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware specs

The majority of hosting firms, including us at BBP Hosting, provide several hardware configurations you can choose from according to your necessities. The hardware architectures include different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a useful software tool if you want to use the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds 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 dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you want to give root privileges to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not include full server root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who has multiple sites that absorb plenty of system resources, but wants to manage the websites, databases and e-mails through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at BBP Hosting 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 servers as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two hard drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access erases something unintentionally.


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