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What are Dedicated Servers?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three basic categories - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting web servers host plenty of customers and hence the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS web hosting give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to do everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-consuming site, or simply has very explicit server configuration requirements, the most relevant option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not a problem. You gain root access and can use 100% of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware specifications

Most website hosting firms, incl. us at Sopdap Technologies, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from on the basis of your demands. The configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated web hosting through an SSH console only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant full root-level access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not offer full server root privileges and is mainly suitable for someone who owns numerous web portals that demand plenty of system resources, but desires to manage the web portals, databases and email addresses via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

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 web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Sopdap Technologies 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 hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges erases something by accident.