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A dedicated server is simply a hosting solution that is dedicated to your site. The server is essentially rented to you, and features its own processor, hard drive(s), RAM and bandwidth capabilities.

Your website/s is hosted exclusively on the dedicated server’s hard drives. Most dedicated servers will allow you to install and run any program that you choose and may allow you to give other users accessibility to operate the same programs from your site. Many businesses have gone to dedicated servers in order to use specific applications that require more space. Now that you know the specifics of what a dedicated server does, how do you go about selecting the best dedicated server for your website?

There are several aspects to keep in mind when you are choosing your dedicated server. For instance, the amount of RAM, number of Processors and bandwidth capabilities are things that you should seriously consider (Hint: If your website is Database driven having more RAM will be more helpful on the other hand if it requires lot of processing power like Video encoding then having faster or multiple processors will be more useful).

If you require a certain amount of space or bandwidth, you should ensure that your dedicated server choice offers the amount that you need. If you need a lot of features, such as gaming capabilities or have a specific operating system in mind, then that may narrow the pool of potential choices considerable. While you will normally have your choice of operating systems such as Windows Server Edition or Linux Redhat, you should determine which system your web applications will run on best and make your choice from there. Choosing the correct dedicated server that will meet your operating system needs can be crucial to your website operations.

Another deal breaker may be the control panel which your dedicated hosting plan will use. Plesk and Cpanel are normally the most popularly used panels. Both allow you to host a multitude of domains and websites.

Cpanel control panels are only available for linux and are preferred control panel in Linux environment (Cpanel will be releasing their own windows solution this year - 2008). cPanel offers better reseller hosting control than Plesk as cPanel comes with WebHost Manager (WHM for short). Cpanel provides site migration module which makes it easier to migrate websites between different Cpanel Servers.

Plesk is a multi-platform solution available for both linux and windows. Plesk is the preferred control panel on Servers with Windows. As Plesk is a cross platform solution, it has some advantage over cPanel as companies can run the same control panel in different environment with minimum training required for engineers.

Perhaps the most important aspect of selecting your dedicated server provider will be reliability. You simply must know that your website will be available at all times. Reliability is one of the benefits of dedicated servers, as you do not run the risk of the traffic from other websites causing your website problems, as often happens with shared hosting.

You need to determine whether your dedicated host provider can be contacted easily in case of problems. Ensure that your provider of choice has an excellent customer service department, and is available at all times by Phone and Email. If you encounter a problem at midnight, you should be able to contact your dedicated host and have the problem taken care of. While it is much more reliable to have a dedicated server than a shared server, you should still ensure that your site will not be subject to downtime.

Price is, of course, one of the major factors in determining which dedicated server provider is best. Although lower cost may be more attractive, it does not mean that it will be better. Determine what your budget will allow, and try to stay within your allotted funds for server fees. You may find that there are server providers that are actually below your budget, you must simply browse around until you find the dedicated server that meets all your needs, including your budget. It is actually a good idea to make a pros and cons list of all possible choices and go through the list making note of which providers offer the features and benefits that you need or want. Then you can simply eliminate the higher priced providers. Using budget as your only method of choosing, however, is not recommended.

One of main factor influencing the price of a Server is whether it is managed or not. To Keep a server running in top condition can take fair bit of time. A managed hosting service offers the support and expertise to maintain your server and to perform routine maintenance such as operating system and other software maintenance. This kind of service can be a viable alternative to hiring your own staff to look after your servers. Managed hosting, however, is more expensive than unmanaged hosting. Whether this price is justified depends on the complexity of your operation and whether or not you already have staff who can look after the day to day operations of a server.

Although all dedicated servers have their own unique IP address, the best choices will provide an FTP backup account for you also. Using this backup account, you can mirror vital content and information that is on your dedicated server.

Ultimately the choice for which dedicated server is best will be up to the individual needs of every website. What may be best for your website may actually not work for someone else. You will need to make a detailed listing of everything that you need, all features that you may need or want, and any questions that you may have about the potential provider that you are considering. Make sure that you are able to contact their customer service in the event of a problem, and ultimately make the decision that seems to be best for your website. If a dedicated server comes standard with bells and whistles that you neither understand nor need, simply disregard that choice and move on to the next possibility.

If you have decided on a dedicated server, however you do not completely understand the control panel and can not use it effectively, then by all means you should search again. Make sure that you can fully take control over your Server. Ensure that you understand everything that is included with your dedicated server. You should never choose options that you do not need. Your best course of action is to choose those options or features that will work best for the applications that you are planning to run on your site. If you come across a lower priced dedicated server that has all the bandwidth, space, security features, customer service features, and everything else that you need to run your website smoothly, then that is an excellent choice for you. However, if you are simply looking for a cheap way out, then you are doomed for disappointment. Low cost and high performing dedicated web server hosting solutions for your website only at Peer1. Choosing wisely consists of many things, such as ensuring that you have all the tools that you need to operate your website effectively. Once you have determined how much space you need, along with any other features that you may require, then you can begin to filter through the many dedicated servers according to their pricing ranges.

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written by David , March 19, 2008
One of more detailed article I have read about Dedicated Servers.
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written by amy , April 02, 2008
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