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Dedicated Servers Definition

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three major kinds - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host lots of clients and so the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to do everything you desire without messing 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 virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a resource-consuming site, or just has very exact server architecture requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is of no concern. You acquire complete server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of shared hosting service providers, including us at Sindibad Host, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from in keeping with your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy interface if you wish to utilize the web server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH client only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give full root access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not include complete root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who owns lots of online portals that consume plenty of system resources, but prefers to manage the online portals, databases and electronic mail addresses through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated 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 web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Sindibad Host 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 too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root access deletes something by mistake.