Generally Web Servers are used as data centers to host and run a website. When it comes to buying a hosting space to host & run a website there are following options available in this fast changing era of technology: -
a. Shared Hosting
b. Cloud hosting
c. Virtual Private Servers and
d. Dedicated servers
The first three come precompiled and ready to use with required software & services running on it and the owner does not get 100% administration access for the same. Whereas Dedicated Web Servers come with administrative access and can be managed by its owner. In case of dedicated servers the owners can install new software on the server as the need be plus maintain it and keep upgrading it for new patches and updates.
Why there is a need for a dedicated server: -
~ Efficient management and security of increasing database, user files and site scripts
~ Giving a fast and quick platform to users of the website as with the dedicated server all its resources are dedicated to serve the users of your website.
~ Model of the website, if you are hosting a site that is going to stream videos or is running the live web cam feeds or any need that requires any specific component to run the website or needs high resources to make it run.
~ More flexibility and control over content, data, scripting and users of the website.
Our team of experienced Web Server Administrators offer their skill and experience to our clients to setup and manage their dedicated servers for them. Setting up of dedicated web server primarily includes: -
a. Configuring the web server (Apache or IIS)
b. Setting up domain(s) on it
c. Configuring databases
d. Installing and configuring additional components which are required for the website to run.
e. Configuring emails accounts
f. Configuring backup rules for automated backup of important data
g. Implementing SSL for encryption
Once the web server is ready and is being used then the maintenance activities includes: -
a. Regular checking of the servers to ensure all the services are working fine
b. Reviewing logs to analysis if there are any non-authorized accesses are being tried on the server.
c. Adding new email accounts
d. Installing the updates to ensure the server is being patched for new vulnerabilities
e. Port monitoring
f. Ensuring backup are being done properly
g. Restoring the backups when the need is
h. Troubleshooting problems if any in the running of the website due to the server.
And there are many more activities that are required to be done for ensuring healthy and flawless running of the server, which ensures maximum up time of the website and fulfilling to the users using the website.
So if you are planning to buy a dedicated server and need someone to setup and manage it for you, we would be pleased to extend our services. Contact Us