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Dedicated Servers Definition

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three main categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host plenty of customers and therefore the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private servers give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to carry out everything you like without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your company has a resource-requiring web site, or simply has very precise server setup requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the higher price is of no concern. You receive full root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware specs

The majority of website hosting suppliers, incl. us at Darkforged Services, offer different hardware architectures you can pick from in accordance with your needs. The hardware configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell terminal only. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to give full server root access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not include full server root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who has multiple websites that absorb plenty of system resources, but would rather administer the web pages, databases and e-mailbox accounts via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated servers only 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 servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Darkforged Services 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 servers too. Backups are also an extra option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete server root access deletes something accidentally.