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Dedicated Server Web Hosting Definition

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three major types - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web servers accommodate many clients and thus the system resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more configuration independence, but also affect other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to carry out everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a high resource-demanding site, or just has very explicit server architecture requirements, the most relevant choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a problem. You have full root access and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared web hosting suppliers, including us at , offer several different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your demands. The hardware configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy software tool if you want to use the web hosting server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you decide to grant root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not include root-level access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who has multiple online portals that devour plenty of system resources, but prefers to manage the websites, databases and mail accounts via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting server only 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 web hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a 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 order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access erases something accidentally.