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Dedicated Web Hosting Explanation

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three major sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers host lots of clients and hence the resources per account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the independence to perform everything you like without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a high-traffic website, or just has very special server configuration requirements, the most logical choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is not a problem. You obtain root privileges and can use 100 percent of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of website hosting companies, including us at, offer different hardware architectures you can select from based on your demands. The hardware architectures include different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a convenient user interface if you would like to use the server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to give access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a splendid idea. The Hepsia Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not give you full server root access and is mainly suitable for someone who has many websites that devour plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the online portals, databases and mail aliases via an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of using the web hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web hosting 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 have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges deletes something accidentally.