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Explanation of Dedicated Servers

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal types - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate a lot of customers and so the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS accounts offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the option to do everything you desire without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your company has a heavy resource-consuming web page, or just has very specific web server setup requirements, the most reasonable choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is not a concern. You acquire complete root-level access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of hosting companies, including us at Continental Network, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from depending on your needs. The hardware configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a useful graphical user interface if you want to use the web server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH connection only. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to give full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not include root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for someone who maintains lots of websites that absorb lots of system resources, but wants to manage the web sites, databases and email aliases through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

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 server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Continental Network 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 server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root-level access erases something by accident.