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What Precisely is Dedicated Web Hosting?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three basic sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and thus the system resources per account are restricted, VPS web hosting give you more configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the option to carry out everything you want without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-devouring site, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the most reasonable choice would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is not a concern. You get full root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of website hosting vendors, including us at , offer several hardware configurations you can choose from depending on your necessities. The configurations include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you wish to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated web hosting through an SSH connection only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to grant access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software tool that we offer does not give you root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains many web portals that consume plenty of resources, but desires to manage the web pages, databases and electronic mails via an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root privileges and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete server root access erases something unintentionally.