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Dedicated Servers Description

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 basic categories - hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host multiple customers and so the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS give you more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to perform everything you decide without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your firm has a large-scale website, or simply has very exact web server configuration requirements, the best choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You acquire full server root access and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting distributors, including us at Ferret Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from in line with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you wish to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers via SSH exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP interface that we offer does not offer full root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who maintains multiple web pages that swallow plenty of system resources, but wishes to administer the sites, databases and email mailbox accounts through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Ferret Hosting 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 as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two hard disks as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something accidentally.