Why You Should Migrate to Managed Dedicated Servers?




There are several reasons one should migrate their website data to managed dedicated servers. Few of them are discussed below:

What are managed dedicated servers?

Managed hosting and unmanaged hosting are the two different types of a dedicated server hosting, where managed hosting is completely inverse of unmanaged hosting. Managed web hosting is a type where a client server is monitored and maintained every minute.

It is the service providers duty to install all the latest versions of softwares, updates and patches to offer maximum performance to the client.

The web hosting provider has an experienced and highly professional team to handle the dedicated servers. The provider is whole sole responsible for the installation and configuration of the server you require.

Your server will be monitored per second, so that you won’t face any server issues. Unlike dedicated hosting, you don’t have a root/administrative access to your server, as the provider will be managing all of your server aspects upon your requests to keep it safe.

If you are in seek of a website hosting service who can manage all your server maintenance and aspects, then Managed Dedicated Servers is the best solution for you. Managed Dedicated Severs are highly professional in providing excellent level of support to their clients absolutely free.

Each and every requirement placed by the client is taken very seriously and completely without wasting a single second. However, when it comes to installation of the 3rd party application, the web hosting provider is not liable to provide support for third party softwares.

Since, server management is a time consuming task, considering a managed dedicated server hosting would be the best solution.

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This post was written by on March 24, 2010

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Dedicated Server Hosting : Server Management

Dedicated Server Hosting - Server Mangement Services

Well, saying about managed services on dedicated hosting, the server management services differs from provider to provider and their terms. There is no standard set for defining the role of dedidcated server providers. Some of the website hosting providers offer a fully managed dedicated server as owning a web based control panel while some state that they have a fully professional system engineers available to provide round the clock server management support.

Which are the services one should look for in a server management?

  • Antivirus Updates
  • Firewall Services
  • OS updates
  • Application/Program updates
  • Software/Application Installation and Configuration
  • Regular Server Monitoring
  • Application/Program Monitoring
  • Load Balancing
  • Security Audits
  • DNS Services
  • Restoration and Backup
  • Database Administration
  • DDoS Protection
  • Intrusion Detection
  • User Management

Before, choosing a dedicated server hosting you should make sure the service provider offers you the above server side services. Server side means these services are only accessible to the dedicated server providers. It doesn’t mean that a server owner won’t get any access, they gets access to many other services such as root or remote access to the dedicated server.

Most of the web hosting companies do keep Administrative maintenance which includes upgrades and updates, configuration, adding / creating / managing user accounts, email accounts and domains.

 

Terminologies defined in Server Mangement:




Hosting providers use few terminologies depending on the level of service they offer. Let us see what they are.

Fully Managed

It is a high-level server management which includes monitoring, software updates, reboots, security patches and operating system(os) upgrades. Clients are completely free from these headache’s and are able to focus on their core business.

Managed

It is a medium level of management service includes monitoring, updates, and a limited amount of customer and tech support. On managed hosting clients are able to carry out limited tasks.

Self-Managed

In this kind of service, only regular monitoring and some maintenance are included. As you lease your own server you may need to have some technical knowledge with web servers, to perform your own management and administrative tasks. In case, ifyou don’t have any technical knowledge, hire a technical expert who can handle your server mangement tasks.

Unmanaged

In this service the dedicated server hosting provider offers you only the Network Connection and required resources according to the package. It is the clients responsibility to handle all the server maintenance, upgrades, patches and security.

Take your own time to go through these services and decide which dedicated server hosting service is better for your business.

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