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Explanation of Dedicated Server Plans

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 basic varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host lots of clients and hence the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private servers give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to carry out everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your company has a repeatedly visited web page, or just has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the most intelligent option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a problem. You receive full server root privileges and can use 100 percent of the web server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting companies, including us at Murray Host, provide different hardware architectures you can choose from based on your necessities. The hardware configurations include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy user interface if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers through an SSH terminal only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you choose to give full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not give you complete root access and is mainly suitable for someone who runs lots of websites that absorb lots of resources, but wants to manage the websites, databases and electronic mails through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root-level access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans rather than using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Murray Host 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 an extra feature - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges erases something by mistake.


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