Rootserver is an important part of the Internet and responsible for a lot of content. The domain you’re on right now? Wouldn’t exist without a root server. The special thing: In contrast to conventional servers, a root server is a completely independent server with only one administrator. What makes root servers so unique, what advantages they offer and how different root servers differ from each other – that’s what you’ll learn in today’s article.
What makes a root server special?
As an administrator you have your root server completely under your control and unrestricted exclusive access to the operating system (mostly Windows, Linux or CentOS). That means: You can use all resources, configure or change the software. You also have everything in your own hands when it comes to server security. In addition, a root server offers an enormous amount of web space, bandwidth and storage space.
What are root servers for?
Conventional servers usually track exactly one task. For example, they serve as mail servers, TeamSpeak servers, file servers with FTP or gaming servers. This is not the case with a root server: You can use it in a variety of ways and for many different tasks at the same time, e.g. as a database or data distributor.
2 different types of root servers
A basic distinction is made between a physical (dedicated/dedicated) and a virtual root server:
- Dedicated or dedicated server: These are physical servers in a data center. The data center can be located anywhere on the globe, via the Internet you as administrator have direct and exclusive access to the server – and can conveniently manage data and network. Often even directly via smartphone or mobile phone. A special feature: A physical server is real hardware and you can install your own kernel.
- Virtual Server: A virtual root server offers similar advantages to a dedicated server, but there are important differences: In contrast to the dedicated server, only a virtual computer is installed and no real hardware. An own kernel is not possible. However, the price is lower because resources are shared and several virtual servers work in parallel. However, if the workload is particularly high, this can weaken performance.
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By the way: The term root server originally goes back to a root nameserver, of which only 13 existed worldwide.
What are the advantages of root servers?
In addition to unrestricted access, a root server offers an extremely high bandwidth. After all, you are the only user. Also the security standards are high and server crashes are extremely rare. In contrast to webspace and managed hosting services, a root server is extremely flexible – and can be managed from any location.
Rootservers are therefore particularly suitable for SMEs that attach great importance to security and flexibility – and want to keep all the reins in their hands.
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