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What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 basic sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers host many clients and thus the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to carry out everything you please without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your firm has a data-heavy web site, or simply has very precise server configuration requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You have root privileges and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware configurations

Most web hosting distributors, including us at TheDedicatedHosting.com, provide several different hardware configurations you can select from in line with your needs. The hardware architectures include different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a convenient tool if you wish to utilize the web server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to give full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we provide does not give you full root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who runs plenty of web sites that consume lots of system resources, but wishes to manage the websites, databases and electronic mail accounts through an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web 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 predicament with your dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at TheDedicatedHosting.com 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access deletes something accidentally.