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How Dedicated Servers Operate

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host a lot of customers and thus the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to do everything you choose without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your company has a heavy resource-requiring website, or simply has very specific web server setup requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is of no concern. You get root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the physical server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most web hosting companies, incl. us at ACHEMA HOST, provide different hardware configurations you can choose from according to your requirements. The hardware architectures include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy interface if you want to utilize the web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we offer does not give you root-level access and is mostly appropriate for someone who owns lots of sites that devour lots of system resources, but would like to manage the sites, databases and email box accounts using an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root-level access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting server just 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 server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at ACHEMA HOST 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 as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges erases something unintentionally.