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How Do Dedicated Servers Function?

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When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 major kinds - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate a lot of clients and hence the resources per account are limited, VPS plans offer more configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to perform everything you think fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-devouring website, or simply has very special server architecture requirements, the most suitable choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You get root-level access and can use 100% of the server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting companies, incl. us at IRCMRU Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from as per your needs. The configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a handy software tool if you want to use the dedicated hosting web server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to give complete server root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we provide does not give you full root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who has numerous sites that devour lots of resources, but would rather manage the web pages, databases and e-mailbox accounts using a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the web server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

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 a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at IRCMRU Hosting 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 server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two server hard disks as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges deletes something by accident.

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