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Dedicated Server Hosting Explanation

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three basic types - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of customers and thus the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration liberty, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to carry out everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your corporation has a high resource-absorbing site, or just has very specific server architecture requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not a problem. You are granted full root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware architectures

Most shared hosting distributors, incl. us at , offer several different hardware configurations you can pick from according to your requirements. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is convenient software if you would like to utilize the web hosting server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH console only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not give you root-level access and is mostly suitable for someone who maintains numerous web sites that devour plenty of resources, but prefers to manage the online portals, databases and email boxes via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than using the hosting server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, 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 have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given access erases something accidentally.