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GUIDE: What is the PERFECT Serverhosting for you

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by kinglion, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. kinglion

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    Hi, folks. I'm Kinglion.
    I got a lot of knowledge from BHW, so I want to give something back

    Many users have the problem of not being able to decide which server to use for their projects. In this article I explain the different server types as good as possible and finally I summarize the pros and cons of each hosting type.


    1. Dedicated Server:
    With a dedicated server, a hosting customer has access to hardware components that are specially provided for him. Compared to other hosting options, the Dedicated Server is therefore a self-contained physical device in the provider's data center, whose resources are only accessible to a tenant. The tenant thus has the freedom to make all configurations, including the choice of operating system, according to his own ideas. Dedicated servers are particularly suitable for more complex web projects that are associated with a foreseeable resource requirement. This hosting model can be found in ambitious developer projects, large online shops and extensive software-as-a-service offers. Since, with correct administration, no one other than the host and the leaser can access the server, dedicated servers offer a security advantage. However, since a dedicated server is an independent physical machine, server resources can only be expanded to a limited extent. If the web project grows beyond the performance maximum, the only option is usually to move to a more powerful server.

    2. VPS or Virtual Server
    Virtual servers are also based on a limited hardware base, but this is not exclusively available to any user. Instead, the resources are used by several users simultaneously. Virtualization software makes it possible to run several virtual servers (vServers) on a high-performance host server. Thereby an independence of the individual virtual machines is achieved by encapsulation. Each vServer has a fixed percentage of hardware resources (hard disk space, RAM and CPU) at its disposal. A tenant of such a vServer gets its own IP address and can freely choose the operating system within the scope of the given possibilities. By accommodating several servers on one host system, the vServer is significantly cheaper than the Dedicated Server. If desired, the leaser gets root access to the virtual machine. The administration of the host server is the responsibility of the hosting company.

    3. CloudServer

    The cloud server is also a virtual server. However, it does not use the hardware resources of a single physical machine, but a server cluster. User data is therefore not stored on a closed system, but is distributed mirrored over several physical hard disks. Compared to traditional hosting, the cloud server thus offers comprehensive hardware redundancy that ensures maximum availability and fail-safe operation. Faulty or defective components are compensated in real time in the server cluster. Since all resources of the cloud server are provided by the cluster, users can scale them freely. The cloud server thus enables a business model in which the services used can be billed by the minute. Changing traffic loads are balanced in a user-friendly and cost-efficient manner.

    4. Serverhousing or Colocation
    Colocation refers to the operation of a data center in a third-party building. Enterprise customers can rent space for servers and other IT hardware and operate it there. Typically, in addition to the actual space, colocation also provides the building, cooling, power, network connectivity and physical protection for the customer's IT hardware while the customer operates servers and storage.



    TL;DR

    1. Dedicated Server:
    Pro:
    - Software Flexibility
    - Best Performance because of dedicated resources
    - 100% Root
    Con:
    - Technical Knowledge is need
    - Expensive
    - Hardware failure can be catastrophic
    - You have to do all the administrative jobs

    -> Suitable for large botting actions, a website with a lot of traffic, huge E-Commerce Sites or SaaS

    2. VPS:
    Pro:
    - Cheapest of all in this list (or even free for a period of time)
    - doesn't require any complex administrative task
    - Easy to mange and deployable

    Con:
    - Your hoster could oversell their server.
    - Bad Performance (depends)
    - If the Host System is down, your server is down too

    -> Suitable for for website owners who have no special requirements ( WordPress or a Static Page)

    3.Cloudserver:
    Pro:
    - Redunancy
    - One Click Hardware Changes
    - Performance (probably 95% of a dedicated server imo)

    Con:
    - More Expensive than a VPS

    -> IMO the best solution for Websites, Botting Stuff etc.

    4. Colocation:
    Pro:
    - Your Server
    - You have access to your server whenever you want
    - 100% Administration in your hand

    Con:
    - 100% Administration in your hand
    - hella expensive since you have to bring your own server
    - Without Remote Hands you have to drive to the datacenter
    - Remote Hands are Expensive AF

    -> For the OGs who need 100% Access and want a server that you can't lease or configure. Not for Beginners. Especially for Enterprises.


    Thats it.
     
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  2. TheVigilante

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    Nice article :)

    I will fwd this to peeps who keep posting about hosting, vps etc.
     
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  3. nSnoopy

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    Dedicated Server - Having several websites to manage all in one place
    VPS - Having under 5 websites
    Shared - For one website

    This is my choice :)
     
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    Great guide I was often confused about this
     
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    I will copy this to my admin notes,
    Because most of the time we have been asked this question, i will paste this
     
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  6. kinglion

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    Link me bro ;)
     
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    Nice writeup, Thanks for sharing.
     
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