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Definition of Dedicated Servers

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When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 basic sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host lots of clients and thus the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS packages offer more configuration independence, but also affect other VPS servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you see fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a resource-intensive online portal, or simply has very exact web server architecture requirements, the most appropriate choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is of no importance. You gain root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting firms, including us at Fast Cloud Server, offer different hardware architectures you can select from in accordance with your necessities. The hardware architectures include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you wish to utilize the web server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via SSH exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not give you full root-level access and is mainly appropriate for someone who maintains many web sites that devour a lot of system resources, but wishes to administer the sites, databases and email mailbox accounts via a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than using the dedicated web hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Fast Cloud Server 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 as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access deletes something by mistake.

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