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What Actually are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 major kinds - hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host numerous clients and therefore the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS offer more configuration independence, but also affect other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to perform everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a high resource-demanding site, or just has very explicit web server setup requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is not a problem. You gain root-level access and can utilize 100% of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting vendors, incl. us at THEGOGOGO.COM Web Hosting, provide different hardware architectures you can select from depending on your necessities. The configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a convenient software tool if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to grant full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software activated is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not include root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who maintains numerous web sites that swallow plenty of system resources, but desires to manage the web pages, databases and electronic mails through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick 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 server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at THEGOGOGO.COM Web Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access deletes something by accident.