Explanation of Dedicated Packages
When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal categories - hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated packages. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous clients and hence the system resources per account are limited, VPS give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to do everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated servers?
Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your firm has a content-heavy web page, or simply has very precise server configuration requirements, the smartest choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is not a problem. You are granted complete root access and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and messing with your websites.
Most hosting suppliers, including us at , provide different hardware configurations you can pick from according to your demands. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting CP of your preference
If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers via an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to give full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we offer does not give you full root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who maintains a lot of websites that absorb lots of resources, but wishes to administer the sites, databases and email addresses via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root privileges and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers just 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 servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. 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 servers as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something unintentionally.