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How Dedicated Servers Function

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 principal varieties - hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host numerous clients and therefore the resources per user account are limited, VPS offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other VPSs on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to carry out everything you choose without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a big web portal, or simply has very precise web server architecture requirements, the wisest option would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You acquire root-level access and can use 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting vendors, including us at Galaxy Websol, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your requirements. The configurations offer different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy interface if you wish to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell client only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to give full server root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we provide does not include complete server root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who runs numerous online portals that demand plenty of system resources, but would like to manage the web sites, databases and email addresses via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Galaxy Websol 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 servers as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root-level access deletes something unintentionally.