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How Do Dedicated Servers Operate?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main kinds - web hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web servers accommodate many clients and thus the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS web hosting give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to carry out everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your firm has a big site, or just has very special server architecture requirements, the most sensible choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a concern. You obtain complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting vendors, incl. us at CodyTheme, offer different hardware architectures you can select from according to your demands. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful graphical user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers through SSH only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to give full server root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia Control Panel tool that we offer does not offer root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who has multiple web sites that demand plenty of resources, but would like to manage the web sites, databases and mails using an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at CodyTheme 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 servers as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root access erases something by accident.