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Description of Dedicated Servers

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three main sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host multiple clients and hence the system resources per account are restricted, VPS plans give you more server configuration independence, but also influence other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to perform everything you choose without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a large website, or just has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the most appropriate choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is not a problem. You get full server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting corporations, incl. us at Clear Water Host, provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from based on your requirements. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different traffic quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you want to grant full root-level access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we provide does not offer complete server root access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has many sites that consume lots of system resources, but prefers to manage the online portals, databases and electronic mails through an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full server root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than using the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Clear Water Host the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root-level access deletes something unintentionally.