The vast majority of Hostwinds Dedicated Servers offer a wide variety of management and control options for Hostwinds clients to use when managing a Dedicated Server. This guide is intended to help Hostwinds clients better understand how to use the many different features of their Dedicated Server Controls available with the Client Area. Step One: Login to the Client Area. Step Three: Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the Server Management section. Power Off: This will power the server off completely. Reboot: This option will reboot your server with a cold reboot.
Managing your Dedicated Server
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A dedicated server is a physical server located in one of our data centres. Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are technically managed by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for the administration of your dedicated server. This guide will help you with the first steps of managing your dedicated server. When your dedicated server is first set up during the order process, you can select which operating system will be installed. From the General information tab, click on
Setting up a Dedicated Server
Operation and management of a dedicated server over the Internet can be achieved in several ways. Most straightforwardly, you can use control panels, provided by your hosting company, which give you easy to use interfaces for controlling the hardware and also completing common tasks on your server software. From simple interfaces all web, FTP and mail services can be administered, including user and group accounts. Panels allow updates to major software, such as web server or database software, via the panel, and even reboot the machine if required. Control panels such as this are provided by the host companies, so there will be complete user-documentation and support provided by the host company. Clearly, these tools ease the burden of server administration, and are invaluable aids.
Picking the right hosting solution is one of the first and most important! This ensures that no other user will share the same resources or have access to your data. You also get full control over the server, so you can ensure your site is more secure and performs as well as possible. In the simplest terms, dedicated hosting provides exclusive access to a physical server. That server is only available to you and your website. This is in contrast to VPS hosting and shared hosting , where your site occupies the same server as many other users. You can think of this as the difference between renting an apartment and owning a house. Dedicated hosting comes with numerous additional benefits for you and your site.