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What Precisely are Dedicated Servers?

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When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 basic types - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate many customers and therefore the resources per user account are limited, VPS plans offer more configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to perform everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-demanding web portal, or just has very exact server architecture requirements, the most intelligent choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is of no importance. You have full root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting providers, incl. us at EUROLATINAMERICAhost, provide several hardware architectures you can choose from in line with your requirements. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a convenient GUI if you want to utilize the server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via SSH exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to grant full server root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not give you full root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who maintains a lot of sites that swallow lots of resources, but desires to administer the web sites, databases and electronic mails through an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated hosting web server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

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 server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform 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 a bonus option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root-level access deletes something accidentally.

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