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Explanation of Dedicated Servers

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 major kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate a lot of customers and so the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private servers give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to perform everything you prefer without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your company has a regularly visited website, or simply has very precise web server setup requirements, the most appropriate option would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not a problem. You receive full root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and meddling with your web portals.

Hardware specifications

The majority of website hosting firms, incl. us at Japan Raidlayer, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from based on your demands. The hardware configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a useful software tool if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for website 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 web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers via an SSH client only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software tool that we offer does not give you complete server root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who maintains multiple websites that require a lot of system resources, but would rather administer the web sites, databases and email box accounts through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Japan Raidlayer 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 too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access deletes something unintentionally.