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How Dedicated Servers Operate

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 main kinds - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate a lot of clients and therefore the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS plans give you more server configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you prefer without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a resource-demanding web page, or simply has very precise web server architecture requirements, the most relevant option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You get complete server root access and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting corporations, including us at Sulana Hosting, offer several hardware configurations you can pick from on the basis of your demands. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH client exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you decide to give root privileges to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not include root privileges and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs many websites that consume plenty of system resources, but would like to manage the online portals, databases and mailbox aliases through a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of using the server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Sulana 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 server as well. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something by accident.