In earlier posts, we explained “shared hosting” and “VPS“. These two are two types of services that a web hosting company (like AiroServer.com) provides. In this post, we are going to explain dedicated server.
Remember the example we said about VPS and shared hosting in the “what is VPS?” post? Let’s refresh your memory, we said that having a shared hosting is like sharing a room with other people and VPS is like all of you are living in one apartment but each person has its own unit. According to this example, dedicated server is like having the whole apartment to yourself.
Dedicated server is the most efficient service for big organizations and clients that need lots of hardware resources. Basically having a dedicated server means having the whole server to yourself. You can use all of the resources (bandwidth, disk space, CPU, RAM,etc.) however you want. A client can buy a server for a website that has lots of views and it needs more resources than a VPS for any reasons. Or they can also buy a server to create some VPS on them and use each VPS separately. This list can go on because as we said, you can use it however you want but obviously the usage must match the provider’s terms.
When a client gets a dedicated server, the provider gives them root access for the server. After setting up a dedicated server the provider usually gives the client these information: the server’s IP, login information (to log into your server), DNS configuration, and etc.
All servers are located in Data centers. Data center is a place that has been provided for holding servers. There are lots of racks in every Data Center. These racks hold servers in them. You might wonder how many racks can be held in one rack? To answer this, we should say that each server’s height can be 1U or 2U. U stands for Unit which is the measuring unit for server’s height. every full rack equals 42U so if it can hold 42 1U servers.
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