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How Do Dedicated Servers Work?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three main categories - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and so the system resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to do everything you think fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your corporation has a heavy-content web portal, or just has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You acquire full server root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and interfering with your web portals.

Hardware specifications

Most shared hosting companies, including us at NabinTech Hosting, provide different hardware configurations you can select from in keeping with your demands. The hardware architectures include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a convenient user interface if you would like to use the dedicated hosting web server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to give full root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia Control Panel GUI that we provide does not include root-level access and is mainly appropriate for someone who has multiple web portals that consume plenty of system resources, but wants to manage the websites, databases and mails using a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root privileges and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at NabinTech Hosting 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 option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root-level access deletes something accidentally.