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How Dedicated Servers Function

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate multiple clients and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to perform everything you decide without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-demanding web site, or just has very special server architecture requirements, the most appropriate choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You gain complete root-level access and can use 100 percent of the physical server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware specifications

Most website hosting vendors, including us at Snappy Networks, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from as per your needs. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you want to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell connection only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to grant full root privileges to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we offer does not include full root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who has multiple web portals that devour plenty of system resources, but desires to administer the web sites, databases and email accounts through an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Snappy Networks 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 servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something accidentally.