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Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz (2 cores)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x250 GB HDD Hard Drives
$55.00 / month
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AMD 1
Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (6 cores)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
$105.00 / month
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AMD 2
2x Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (12 cores)
16 GB DDR3 RAM
4x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
$125.00 / month
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Dedicated Server Hosting Description

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three major kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host multiple customers and hence the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the chance to perform everything you see fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your firm has a intense-traffic web page, or just has very exact web server architecture requirements, the right choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no concern. You get complete root-level access and can utilize 100% of the hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting corporations, incl. us at Tierra Hosting, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from based on your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a useful graphical user interface if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers via an SSH console exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant full root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP graphical user interface that we offer does not offer full server root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who maintains a lot of online portals that require a lot of system resources, but wants to manage the web pages, databases and mail aliases through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Tierra Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 hard disks as a precaution in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges deletes something by accident.