Dedicated servers: types and advantages

Servers are known to be computers that are designed especially for the purposes of individuals and organizations that need reliable hosting, monitoring and so on - the needs that very often may be seen in many different types of business. Dedicated servers are the machines that are especially designed to do certain tasks. There are two types of dedicated servers and it is very important for users and clients to understand differences between them.

Types of dedicated servers.

Dedicated servers may be managed and unmanaged. Unmanaged dedicated servers are widely used by individuals whose business has not too big volumes. They are called unmanaged because nobody monitors the data and client is fully responsible for the creation of backups and conduction of other administrative tasks. Several technical resources may be used here. Such dedicated servers are worthwhile in terms of price.

Managed dedicated servers are under control of service provider. In case the client uses managed dedicated server all the tasks such as data monitoring, backup creation, work with accounts are made by provider. Such servers are more popular among users because they may feel themselves more free. Such servers are of great use for business-oriented small and large companies.

The advantages of managed servers

Managed servers allow you to be free from needed technical tasks and they are performed by technical support and some of the functions are handled by used ISP. Next, in comparison to unmanaged dedicated servers, managed servers have better response time. Also it is necessary to state that such server has much better uptime and makes hosting tasks easy. It can also boast high level of security and greater and easier access. Minuses may include higher costs and lack of root - the users are not given root access because service provider is fully responsible for the work of the server.

The disadvantages of unmanaged servers

Unmanaged dedicated servers remain at full disposal of the client and thus they are not directly connected to technical support . In such situations there may occur problems while performing critical tasks, such as network synchronization and configuration, that may distract users from performing other, more important tasks. Also greater knowledge is needed on how the server works.


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