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Dedicated Servers Explanation

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three major sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host numerous clients and so the resources per user account are limited, VPS plans give you more configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to do everything you desire without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a high resource-swallowing web page, or just has very specific server configuration requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is not a problem. You have full root privileges and can utilize 100% of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and intervening with your sites.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting service providers, including us at Blue Grape Hosting, offer different hardware architectures you can pick from according to your requirements. The hardware architectures include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you wish to use the web hosting server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you want to grant root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we offer does not include full root-level access and is mainly suitable for someone who runs a lot of sites that devour a lot of system resources, but would rather manage the web pages, databases and mail addresses using an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated server only 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 case of a problem with your dedicated server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Blue Grape Hosting 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 as well. Backups are also an extra option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges deletes something accidentally.