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What Exactly are Dedicated Servers?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 major kinds - hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host numerous clients and so the resources per account are restricted, VPS give you more configuration independence, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to do everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your firm has a content-heavy web page, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the wisest choice is a dedicated servers. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is of no importance. You are given full server root access and can use 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting corporations, incl. us at Isolex Web Solutions, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from as per your requirements. The hardware configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you would like to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to give access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not give you complete server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who owns lots of web sites that devour plenty of resources, but prefers to manage the web portals, databases and e-mails through an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. 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 separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access erases something unintentionally.