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Definition of Dedicated Servers Web Hosting

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main varieties - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web servers host multiple customers and so the resources per account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to carry out everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared servers or private virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your company has a heavy resource-absorbing online portal, or just has very exact web server configuration requirements, the most appropriate choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You get root-level access and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware specs

Most shared web hosting distributors, incl. us at , offer several different hardware configurations you can select from on the basis of your requirements. The hardware architectures include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient GUI if you would like to use the dedicated server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH connection exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to give root privileges to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel interface that we provide does not include full server root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who runs lots of websites that absorb plenty of resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and mailbox accounts through an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the web hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some kind 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 individual services on the dedicated web hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access deletes something accidentally.