Businesses have a multitude of different options to choose from when it comes to making a decision about the sort of hosting platform to build their web presence on. Today’s hosting market is crowded with products, including shared hosting, virtual private servers, cloud hosting, and dedicated servers. Each fills a niche and meets particular set of needs. In this article, I’m going to focus on dedicated servers, the circumstances in which hosting on a dedicated server is appropriate, and the advantages of using a dedicated server compared to other hosting packages.
What Is A Dedicated Server
A dedicated server is a physical machine whose resources are entirely at the disposal of one client. Most hosting packages involve some degree of resource sharing. Obviously that’s true of shared hosting, where dozens or more clients have sites on one server. But it also applies to virtual private servers, where one physical machine is divided into many virtual machines using virtualization technology, and hybrid servers, which are essentially more powerful virtual private servers, with the physical machine divided into fewer virtual machines.
A dedicated server is an undivided, unshared server that occupies one physical machine in a data center. All of its processing power, RAM, storage, and bandwidth allocation is used by the business that “rents” it. Dedicated servers differ from collocated servers only in that the hardware is usually owned by the hosting company or the data center, rather than the business. Read more »
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Datarealm, a provider of trusted web hosting services, is proud to announce the introduction of a new and innovative cloud server platform that will empower clients to provision virtual servers and secure network infrastructure almost instantly. The Datarealm cloud is designed to make it easy for clients to quickly deploy high-availability virtual servers with automatic failover and recovery.
Security is a paramount concern for cloud service users, which is why the Datarealm cloud hosting platform was built from the ground up to provide an environment that clients can trust to keep their data safe and private. All virtual server networks hosted on the Datarealm cloud are protected by a virtual router and firewall, which is positioned between the private network and the public Internet. Additionally, clients are able to connect to their server over a dedicated Virtual Private Network, ensuring that all communication between them and their servers is encrypted and impossible to intercept. Read more »
Since it was first created by Markus Persson in 2009, Minecraft has become phenomenally popular, with many millions of players building their own world within the world of the game. One of the most compelling features of Minecraft is the ability to create your own version of that world running on a server. Unfortunately, many balk at the idea of managing their own Minecraft server. But, it’s not really all that complicated. Once you’ve done the research and run through the installation process a couple of times, it will become second nature.
Creating a self-hosted Minecraft server is a natural extension of the game’s builder ethic, but the first step of that process — choosing a hosting platform — can be daunting for people who haven’t tangled with servers and hosting before. To help you out, we’re going to take a look at your hosting options and run through a few of the factors you’ll need to keep in mind to give you and your users the best possible Minecraft experience. Read more »