Managed Dedicated Server Terminology
Most every one has heard about web hosting services on the Internet. It has now become much easier and more commonplace that people either become new small business owners or embark upon starting and maintaining their very own personal website or e-commerce web site(s). There are many web hosting companies that offer free shared hosting, and paid shared hosting, as well as the more costly dedicated server hosting.
Managed dedicated hosting is generally utilized by those who run a small business, and cannot afford the expense associated with having a large IT staff. In addition, managed dedicated hosting is more affordable, because it does not involve the company having the expense of operating a server, since it is not necessary to buy and maintain it.
Even though there are many pages of information available with advertisements to entice clients with their plans, the web hosting companies have done little to explain what their dedicated server hosting plans actually mean to the average entrepreneur. In order to better understand what managed dedicated hosting represents, below is a short analysis of the most important terms customers come across:
Unlike shared hosting, dedicated servers do not have multiple clients on the same server – not even two. Dedicated servers, as the name specifies, are ‘dedicated’ to a single client. The client will have full access to the serverâ€™s facilities and resources to a single website. Dedicated servers are recommended if the clientâ€™s website has, or expects to have, a great deal lof traffic.
Managed Dedicated Hosting
Managed dedicated hosting is basically a service where the server is managed by the hosting company. All of the operations of the server that include daily operations, maintenance and updates are done by the hosting company instead of by the clients themselves. This is beneficial to clients who do not have the expertise or the time to manage the daily operations of the server. Instead of the clients, the hosting company will deal with updates and maintenance such as applying software patches, kernel compiling, OS restoration and also the constant security monitoring of the server. The management of the server will be done by the hosting companyâ€™s very own experienced system administrator(s).
Unmanaged Dedicated Hosting
Unmanaged dedicated hosting is basically a service where the server is not managed by the hosting company. The client will have to take care of all of the daily operations and also maintenance on the system. It is not the responsibility of the hosting company to help with the daily operations and also the system installation and restoration. The security of the system will also need to be monitored by the clients themselves.
A service that is rendered by the hosting companies to their clients so that they are able to purchase their own computer server and install it at the hosting companiesâ€™ facilities instead of using the computer servers that the hosting companies have on site. It is a type of service quite a few website owners are looking into.
This refers to the type of software (which is the server) that is used. Typically, this wonâ€™t matter much to those who have a small and personal website but if the website is big, with a large amount of traffic or requires database functions, then the type of server might be more important.
KVM over IP
KVM (keyboard-video-mouse) over IP refers to the ability of remote access and maintenance of the servers over a distance from a specific location. KVM over IP allows clients and system administrators to maintain and administer the server more efficiently, even from a long distance and thus lowering, if not eliminating, the geographical difficulties to maintain the system. It is sometimes also known as remote server control.
Bandwidth per Month
The bandwidth per month that is usually advertised on the web hosting companiesâ€™ website refers to the amount of traffic that the hosting company would allow your website to have. The amount of bandwidth per month for shared hosting that each client needs differs between the clients and the popularity of their website. The more the better, but more bandwidth also means higher expenses.
Refers to the amount of storage that the hosting companies allocate to the clients to store any digital files that are relevant or used by the website hosted on their hard drive. The amount needed differs between clients and it usually depends upon the size of the website and whether the clients would need more for their sitesâ€™ needs. However, with dedicated server plans, the disk space usually depends on the size of the hard drive of the server. There is still a limitation but even with limitation, the size of the hard drive will be huge.
A data center is a room or a facility that contains all the computers and servers that are connected to the Internet. The cost to own and maintain data centers is very high, therefore most of the web hosting companies are only able to rent hosting space in a data center. The Internet connection at the data center is also very fast and reliable and protected with high security. The data centers also have their own backup power source.
The connection refers to how the server connects to the Internet. Dedicated hosting providers usually have a dedicated line to the Internet.
The above constitutes just some of the more basic terms used in connection with, and in an effort to foster better understanding of managed dedicated hosting.
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