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Dedicated Servers Revealed

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate multiple clients and thus the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private servers give you more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to do everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your firm has a high resource-requiring web portal, or simply has very specific web server configuration requirements, the most reasonable choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is of no concern. You have root access and can use 100 percent of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting firms, including us at AntharWebs, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from in accordance with your demands. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful user interface if you wish to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell connection only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is a good idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we provide does not give you complete root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who owns many web sites that demand a lot of resources, but would like to administer the online portals, databases and email mailbox accounts using an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and offer three access levels - root and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at AntharWebs the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an extra feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access deletes something by mistake.