IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is an interface designed for server control and monitoring, which can be carried out independently of the OS installed and current state of the server.
On a hardware level IPMI is a separate BMC (Baseboard management controller) microcontroller that operates regardless of server's hardware and software configuration. Also, the device has its own network interface, which allows user to establish connection even when the server is powered off.
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If you have heard a term “colocation”, but don't know exactly what it is and what it has to do with using a server for your commercial needs, this article will give you some basic clues to start with.
Colocation can be interpreted as placing your own server in a rack along with other servers located in a facility with special conditions.
When starting a new project the most important task is to adequately measure its needs. Purchasing the best solution available does guarantee redundancy of resources but is often impossible due to limited budget. However, single-processor multi-core CPU low-end servers are quite versatile and often are able to provide enough resources for a start-up.
This topic is about dedicated server hosting and its pros and cons. To begin with, what are dedicated servers? Obviously, the dedicated server is a physical server, so pretty much a computer, which has CPU, hard drive, memory and other useful things. The particular kind of CPU, number of cores, memory and hard drive size completely depend on your specific needs.