What In Fact is Dedicated Hosting?
When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 principal varieties - shared hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host plenty of customers and thus the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to carry out everything you wish without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated server?
Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your firm has a resource-demanding web portal, or just has very precise server setup requirements, the best choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is not a concern. You gain complete server root access and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web portals.
The majority of shared hosting distributors, incl. us at , provide several hardware configurations you can choose from as per your needs. The configurations include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting Control Panel of your preference
If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to give full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not include complete server root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains multiple websites that require plenty of system resources, but wishes to administer the websites, databases and e-mails via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than using the web hosting server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort 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 separate services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access deletes something by mistake.