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How to Setup Dedicated Server for Web Hosting?

A dedicated server is one which can be leased by a client enterprise exclusively for its own use. This is in contrast to shared hosting where a server is shared by many users. This makes dedicated servers ideally suited or sites which get a lot of web traffic or for gamers as they cannot afford to experience lags. The big companies use dedicated servers for storing huge volumes of data which must be kept secure so that there are no server crashes.

Steps For Setting Up A Dedicated Server:

1- Logging in: To install a dedicated server you will need to log into the Web Host Manager or WHM which is an easy-to-use interface allowing you to administer the server seamlessly.

Networking: You will also need to sign up for email notification so that you are aware of any problems concerning he server's functioning. You will need an email address to install the server and you may even add SMS or instant messaging addresses.

3- You will also need to install resolvers which are the DNS servers that you will use for resolving your domain names. These can be generated automatically. You can also select a default network device which is usually labeled as "eth0" in most systems.

4- To set up a dedicated server, you must set up the IP address. To add sites to this dedicated IP address you must bind some of the IP addresses to this server; this can be achieved by clicking on the "Add IP" button. You can then type in the IP address followed by the Subnet Mask; this is needed when you are keen to include more IP addresses.

5- Once you have set up the IP address you will have to configure the nameservers. The latter are programs which include lists of domain names and respective IP addresses. This is necessary for visitors to identify specific domains in this dedicated server. You can use the default option "BIND" which is most beneficial. in case you are not keen to use the server as the nameserver, you can check the "Disabled" option. When you have made up your mind about the nameserver you will use you may scroll down to find the domains which these nameservers are going to use. This is imperative when you want your visitors to find the server online. You should check boxes under Add A entries, providing the IP address for every nameserver which you had assigned previously.

6- The next logical step requires you to pick the services you want and then configure these. Most of the essential services like mail servers and FTP configurations work best with default settings. The cPHulk is a noteworthy service which is known to stop hackers from using scripts which can produce random passwords and usernames for accessing the dedicated server. You should enable this program and configure it to keep hackers away.

7- The last step is where you set up quotas. You may want to track bandwidth for every user visiting the dedicated server. This feature is useful when you want to cut down on the bandwidth amount for every user to make sure the server runs smoothly.

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