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What Do Dedicated Servers Represent?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 principal kinds - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of customers and therefore the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS accounts give you more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to perform everything you desire without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a high resource-requiring online portal, or just has very special web server configuration requirements, the most intelligent option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is of no concern. You have complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of hosting firms, incl. us at Social Stream ME, provide several different hardware configurations you can choose from in keeping with your requirements. The hardware configurations offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient GUI if you want to use the hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH client only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you decide to grant full root privileges to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not give you full root-level access and is mainly suitable for someone who runs plenty of sites that consume plenty of resources, but would like to administer the web portals, databases and mails via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

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 server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Social Stream ME the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access erases something by mistake.