What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?
When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting servers accommodate lots of customers and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the liberty to carry out everything you choose without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?
Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a large site, or simply has very exact server configuration requirements, the best option would be a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You are given root access and can utilize 100% of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and meddling with your online portals.
The majority of hosting distributors, incl. us at , provide several hardware architectures you can choose from based on your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful graphical user interface if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting Control Panel of your preference
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 hosting via a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not include full server root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who maintains lots of websites that consume a lot of resources, but wants to manage the web pages, databases and mailboxes using a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup services
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 server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. 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 an additional option - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges erases something by mistake.