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Dedicated Servers Explanation

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal kinds - hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host numerous customers and thus the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS give you more configuration liberty, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you want without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your company has a intense-traffic site, or simply has very exact server architecture requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is of no importance. You have full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting firms, including us at Web iCloud Hosting, offer several hardware architectures you can select from based on your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you want to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you want to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP graphical user interface that we offer does not offer full root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who owns numerous web portals that absorb lots of system resources, but wishes to manage the sites, databases and mails via a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing 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 issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Web iCloud 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 servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete server root access deletes something accidentally.