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Dedicated Servers Defined

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three principal kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host lots of clients and therefore the resources per account are limited, virtual private servers give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to do everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your corporation has a big web site, or simply has very exact web server setup requirements, the most reasonable choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You gain root access and can use 100% of the web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware specs

Most website hosting distributors, including us at GoBobby.uk, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your needs. The hardware architectures include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a useful tool if you wish 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 three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to grant root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer full root-level access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains a lot of web pages that require lots of resources, but desires to administer the web sites, databases and email mailboxes using an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root privileges and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

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 dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at GoBobby.uk 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 a bonus feature - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something by accident.