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Description of Dedicated Servers

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 main varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate lots of clients and therefore the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private servers offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you see fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-swallowing online portal, or just has very special server configuration requirements, the wisest option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a concern. You are granted complete root-level access and can use 100% of the dedicated server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of web hosting providers, including us at iMatrix ICT Group, offer different hardware architectures you can pick from according to your needs. The hardware configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful tool if you would like to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers via an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to grant access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting CP tool that we offer does not offer root-level access and is mainly suitable for somebody who owns numerous web pages that require plenty of resources, but would like to manage the online portals, databases and email box accounts using a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages instead of using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should pick 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 server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at iMatrix ICT Group the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the 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 full root access deletes something accidentally.