What Are Dedicated Servers?
Dedicated server technology allows hosting provider to lease an entire server not shared with anyone.
This is more flexible than shared hosting, as you have full control over the server,
including choice of operating system, hardware, etc.
Templates & Custom-built Servers
Dedicated servers are added to the system from templates in which server's OS, CPU, RAM
and disk space are specified. They simplify managing and billing servers of the same type.
When creating a dedicated server plan, you can choose server template(s) for it.
This way you can create, for instance, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD etc. dedicated server plans:
Custom-built servers are implemented to satisfy requirements even of the most demanding
of your customers. They are added to H-Sphere in one step and assigned directly to users.
H-Sphere makes it possible to maintain dedicated servers by providing:
- remote reboots
- adding extra IPs
- server upgrades
- dedicated server cancellation
For instance, the backup scheduling manager receives backup requests from client control
panels and is ready to display them to you in a convenient manner:
Other user requests, such as remote reboots, adding extra IPs, server upgrades and
dedicated server cancellation are maintained through the H-Sphere trouble ticket system.
Dedicated Server Billing
H-Sphere performs complex billing procedures for dedicated hosting,
implemented within the unified H-Sphere billing scheme. Similarly to all other resources,
dedicated servers are sold by means of plans in which you can choose resources
to be available to clients and determine their prices.
You can choose between two basic bandwidth billing types: Average and 95th percentile.
For each of the above schemes, you can choose either to calculate only outgoing or incoming traffic as well.
Monitoring Traffic with Network Switches
Network switches are used in H-Sphere to monitor the traffic load on dedicated
servers and provide data to calculate bandwidth charges.
They send traffic data to MRTG (The Multi Router Traffic Grapher) logical servers that display bandwidth graphs:
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