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Explanation of Dedicated Servers

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three major kinds - shared website hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host lots of clients and so the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS plans offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to perform everything you want without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a heavy-content online portal, or just has very special web server setup requirements, the most sensible option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You are granted complete root-level access and can utilize 100% of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of hosting suppliers, incl. us at Blue Grape Hosting, provide several hardware architectures you can select from in consonance with your needs. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can choose a Control Panel, which is handy software if you want to use the server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through SSH only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you want to grant full root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not give you full root access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who maintains numerous online portals that absorb a lot of resources, but desires to administer the sites, databases and mail aliases through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

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 problem with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind 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 separate services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root-level access deletes something by mistake.