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What Actually is Dedicated Servers Hosting?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 main types - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate lots of clients and therefore the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the option to carry out everything you think fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a content-heavy web portal, or simply has very specific server architecture requirements, the wisest option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a concern. You acquire root access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of shared hosting corporations, incl. us at , provide different hardware architectures you can select from based on your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you wish to utilize the server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-activated is a splendid idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software tool that we provide does not offer full root privileges and is mostly appropriate for somebody who runs multiple web sites that swallow plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the online portals, databases and email accounts using a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting web server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. 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 too. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges erases something accidentally.