Definition of Dedicated Servers
When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three main categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate numerous clients and hence the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private servers give you more server configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to carry out everything you like without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated servers?
Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a heavy-content site, or simply has very exact server configuration requirements, the smartest option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no importance. You receive full root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your online portals.
Most web hosting providers, incl. us at BrainChild Hosting, provide different hardware architectures you can select from on the basis of your needs. The configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting CP of your preference
If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers via SSH only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to give root privileges to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software that we offer does not include root-level access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who has numerous web pages that absorb lots of resources, but desires to manage the online portals, databases and email accounts using a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing 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 the event of a predicament with your web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at BrainChild 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 too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges erases something unintentionally.