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What Exactly are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three basic types - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate many clients and thus the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to do everything you see fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared web servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your company has a big web portal, or simply has very exact web server setup requirements, the best choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You are bestowed with complete root-level access and can utilize 100% of the physical machine's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting vendors, including us at ConeXioneXtendida, provide several different hardware architectures you can select from based on your demands. The hardware configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a handy software tool if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH console 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 preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH console exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you want to grant full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a good idea. The Hepsia Control Panel user interface that we offer does not offer complete root-level access and is mainly appropriate for someone who has numerous web sites that devour lots of resources, but prefers to administer the web pages, databases and mailboxes via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of using the web hosting server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at ConeXioneXtendida 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 as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 disk drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access deletes something accidentally.