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What are Dedicated Servers?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate a lot of customers and therefore the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS accounts offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other VPS servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to do everything you see fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a high resource-swallowing web page, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is of no importance. You gain complete server root access and can use 100 percent of the server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of hosting distributors, including us at Isolex Web Solutions, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from in accordance with your necessities. The hardware configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can select a hosting CP, which is a useful graphical user interface if you would like to use the web server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you want to give complete root-level access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia Control Panel interface that we offer does not include complete server root access and is mainly suitable for someone who runs many websites that require a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the web portals, databases and e-mail box accounts through an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the hosting server solely for yourself, you should pick 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 hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Isolex Web Solutions 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 allow you to save the very same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access erases something by mistake.