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What Precisely is Dedicated Servers Hosting?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 principal categories - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of clients and hence the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server accounts give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the independence to carry out everything you please without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-devouring online portal, or simply has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the most relevant option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a concern. You acquire complete root access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting companies, including us at , provide several different hardware configurations you can choose from on the basis of your needs. The configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a convenient tool if you wish to use the dedicated hosting web server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via SSH exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to grant full root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software tool that we provide does not include root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who maintains many web sites that absorb a lot of system resources, but would rather administer the web portals, databases and mail addresses through an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something unintentionally.