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What Do Dedicated Servers Represent?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 major categories - hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of customers and hence the resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to do everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a heavy resource-swallowing web portal, or just has very special web server configuration requirements, the smartest option would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is not a problem. You obtain full server root privileges and can use 100 percent of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and meddling with your web pages.

Hardware specifications

The majority of web hosting service providers, including us at ArtMotion, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from as per your requirements. The configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different traffic allowances. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers via SSH only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not include full root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who has numerous web pages that demand a lot of system resources, but wishes to administer the online portals, databases and mails using a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root-level access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at ArtMotion 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 extra feature - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access erases something unintentionally.