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What Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Signify?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate a lot of clients and hence the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private server plans offer more configuration independence, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to perform everything you see fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-requiring online portal, or simply has very special server setup requirements, the most intelligent option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not a concern. You are given full server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and meddling with your web pages.

Hardware specifications

The majority of shared hosting companies, incl. us at , offer several hardware configurations you can select from based on your demands. The hardware configurations offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you wish to use the web server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to grant access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not give you full server root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains numerous web sites that consume a lot of resources, but prefers to manage the sites, databases and e-mail aliases through an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated hosting web server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

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 problem with your server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access deletes something accidentally.