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What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three basic varieties - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers host numerous customers and hence the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to carry out everything you prefer without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a resource-requiring web site, or simply has very special web server setup requirements, the most suitable choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not a concern. You gain root access and can utilize 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and meddling with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of shared hosting vendors, incl. us at , provide different hardware architectures you can choose from on the basis of your demands. The hardware configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a convenient tool if you want to use the dedicated hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH console only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to give complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not give you full root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who maintains a lot of online portals that require plenty of resources, but would rather administer the sites, databases and email mailboxes via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting web server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. 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 a bonus feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges deletes something unintentionally.