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What Indeed are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three main varieties - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of customers and hence the resources per user account are limited, VPS accounts give you more server configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to perform everything you want without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a intense-traffic web page, or just has very precise server configuration requirements, the right option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is not an issue. You obtain full server root privileges and can utilize 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting companies, incl. us at AIDA Host, provide several hardware configurations you can choose from according to your requirements. The hardware architectures include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy interface if you want to use the dedicated web hosting server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to give root privileges to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software tool that we provide does not include full root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs plenty of sites that require plenty of resources, but wants to administer the online portals, databases and email addresses via a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting server solely for yourself, you should pick 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 the event of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at AIDA Host 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 additional option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges erases something unintentionally.