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How Dedicated Servers Operate

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate numerous customers and therefore the resources per user account are limited, VPS packages offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to do everything you please without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a frequently visited site, or simply has very exact server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not a problem. You gain complete root-level access and can use 100% of the web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting service providers, including us at EUROLATINAMERICAhost, offer several different hardware configurations you can choose from on the basis of your requirements. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is convenient software if you want to utilize the server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through SSH only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant root-level access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia Control Panel tool that we provide does not include root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who owns multiple web pages that require a lot of system resources, but prefers to administer the websites, databases and e-mail box accounts using an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

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 dedicated server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at EUROLATINAMERICAhost 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 server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two hard disks as a precaution in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something by accident.