Dedicated Server Possibilities

I recently read a thread on a very popular web hosting forum where the OP (original poster) asked if there existed some sort of e-book or publication that listed all of the types of things one could use a dedicated server for, but unfortunately that doesn’t exist. This infographic lists some of the possibilities, but there are countless others.

WordPress Server

For WordPress to work correctly, the recommended hardware specifications are:

  • 1GB+ of disk space
  • Nginx or Apache as a web server
  • Database: Any MariaDB or MySQL version 5.7 or later
  • RAM: 512MB+
  • PHP: 8.1 or a later version
  • 1.0GHz+ on the processor
  • Your host should be able to run PHP 8.1 or higher, MySQL 5.7 or higher, and the mod rewrite Apache module and HTTPS

They do publish a list of providers that comply with those recommendations, but they’ve only tested a handful of providers. There are literally thousands of providers that support WordPress installations worldwide.

Forum Server

Forums like vBulletin and Xenforo are very popular. Online communities that are built and grown using these softwares can quickly overload shared and VPS platforms.

Per vBulletin –The system requirements for vBulletin 5.7.5 are as follows:

Minimum System Requirements

  • PHP Version: 8.0.0
  • MySQL Version: 5.6.10
  • MariaDB Version: 10.0.0

Recommended System Requirements

  • PHP Version: 8.1 or higher
  • MySQL Version: 8.0 or higher
  • MariaDB Version: 10.3+
  • Most hosting providers have already installed these applications on their servers. With the above requirements met, vBulletin software will run on any operating system using modern web server software.

Development Server

You’ve probably seen the term development server a few times, but what is it, really? Well, it’s a specific type of server that is engineered to help with the development and testing of a wide variety of websites, software, programs or applications. They’re often used by software programmers in a run-time environment, and are useful in program debugging and development.

Application Server

According to JavaWorld

An application server exposes business logic to client applications through various protocols, possibly including HTTP. While a Web server mainly deals with sending HTML for display in a Web browser, an application server provides access to business logic for use by client application programs. The application program can use this logic just as it would call a method on an object (or a function in the procedural world).

Such application server clients can include GUIs (graphical user interface) running on a PC, a Web server, or even other application servers. The information traveling back and forth between an application server and its client is not restricted to simple display markup. Instead, the information is program logic. Since the logic takes the form of data and method calls and not static HTML, the client can employ the exposed business logic however it wants.

Game Server

We’ve actually posted an excellent article on our blog entitled, “The difference between game servers and regular dedicated servers.” It’s a great read written by Rounak Jain.

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