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Dedicated Web Hosting Explanation

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal types - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of customers and so the resources per user account are limited, VPS web hosting offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to do everything you think fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your corporation has a high resource-consuming site, or simply has very explicit web server setup requirements, the most reasonable choice would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is of no importance. You obtain full root privileges and can use 100 percent of the web server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware specifications

Most website hosting companies, incl. us at , provide different hardware configurations you can choose from in consonance with your demands. The hardware architectures include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is useful software if you want to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated web hosting via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not give you full server root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains multiple sites that swallow lots of resources, but desires to administer the websites, databases and emails via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

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 problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, 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 have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting 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 very same data on 2 server disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root access erases something by accident.