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How Do Dedicated Servers Function?

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When we speak of hosting servers, there are three basic sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host a lot of customers and therefore the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts offer more server configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to do everything you wish without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a high-traffic site, or simply has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the most reasonable choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a concern. You get complete root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting corporations, incl. us at TronINDEX, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from in keeping with your demands. The configurations include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a convenient software tool if you would like to utilize the server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to grant root-level access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we offer does not include root privileges and is mainly suitable for somebody who runs multiple online portals that swallow lots of system resources, but desires to administer the web pages, databases and mailboxes using a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the web hosting server 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 server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at TronINDEX 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 hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access deletes something by mistake.

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