What is a Dedicated Server?
A Dedicated Server is a type of web hosting where an entire physical server is allocated to a single user or business.
This means you have exclusive access to all the server's resources, offering unparalleled performance, security and control.
Who needs a Dedicated Server?
Dedicated Servers are ideal for large businesses, high-traffic websites and applications that require high performance and maximum security.
They're also suitable for businesses that have specific requirements that can't be met by shared or VPS hosting.
How secure is a Dedicated Server?
Dedicated Servers are inherently more secure than shared hosting solutions, as you are the only one with access to the server.
We also provide robust DDoS protection and offer a range of additional security services for peace of mind.
What is RAID and why is it important?
RAID, which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, is a critical system that uses multiple hard drives in coordination to enhance performance and provide data redundancy.
RAID 10 is considered the pinnacle of RAID systems, offering both speed and resilience, but for a startup, RAID 1 offers a sufficient balance of reliability and cost-effectiveness.
With RAID, you can trust that your data is robustly protected against potential drive failures, keeping your digital world secure and efficient.
How do you monitor Dedicated Servers?
At Zen Hosting, we take server monitoring seriously.
Our dedicated servers are vigilantly monitored through an external system, providing round-the-clock oversight of crucial factors, from the HTTP status of vital websites to the health of your RAID system.
If you have unique monitoring requirements for any of your websites, we're more than willing to accommodate.
It's part of our commitment to provide you with a hosting environment that's not just reliable, but truly personalised.
What's the difference between Managed and Self-Managed Dedicated Servers?
With a Managed Dedicated Server, our team of experts takes care of server maintenance, software updates, security patches and other technical tasks.
In contrast, a Self-Managed Dedicated Server means you're responsible for all server management tasks, providing greater control for those with the technical expertise.
How does a VPS compare to a Dedicated Server?
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) and a Dedicated Server both offer a significant step up from shared hosting, but they do have key differences.
A Dedicated Server is essentially a physical server that's entirely dedicated to your website or business. You have full control over its resources, including CPU, RAM and storage, and you won't share these resources with any other user. This type of hosting provides the highest level of performance, security and control, but it also comes with a higher cost and requires more technical management.
On the other hand, a VPS is a single physical server that's been partitioned into multiple virtual servers, each operating independently and with allocated resources. While you still have a certain level of isolation and control as you would with a Dedicated Server, other users are hosting their websites on the same physical server. This can potentially mean a slightly lower level of performance compared to a dedicated server, but a VPS is generally more affordable and requires less technical management.
In short, the choice between a VPS and a Dedicated Server depends on your specific needs, budget and technical capabilities.
Can a server support multiple Virtual Private Servers?
Absolutely! At Zen Hosting, we have the expertise to configure your Dedicated Server as a node, enabling it to run as many VPS instances as your business or organisation needs.
For example, you could have one VPS for your development environment and another for your production environment - a practice we highly recommend.
This flexibility allows you to streamline operations, segregate workloads and enhance your overall hosting experience.