Definition of Dedicated Hosting
When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three major sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting servers host lots of clients and therefore the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the opportunity to carry out everything you choose without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?
Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared web servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-absorbing website, or simply has very special server architecture requirements, the most relevant option would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not an issue. You acquire full server root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your web portals.
Most hosting providers, incl. us at , provide several hardware architectures you can select from as per your requirements. The configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy interface if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting Control Panel of your preference
If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you decide to give full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not give you full root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who maintains many online portals that require a lot of system resources, but wishes to manage the web portals, databases and e-mailbox accounts via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers solely 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 hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on 2 hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access deletes something accidentally.