How Does Dedicated Hosting Function?
When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 basic kinds - hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated packages. Shared web servers accommodate numerous customers and therefore the resources per account are limited, VPS give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to carry out everything you like without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated servers?
Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a resource-demanding web page, or just has very precise server configuration requirements, the most suitable option would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not an issue. You gain complete root-level access and can use 100% of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your web portals.
Most web hosting firms, incl. us at , provide several hardware configurations you can select from on the basis of your necessities. The hardware architectures include different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a convenient interface if you would like to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting Control Panel of your preference
If you are a self-confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated packages via a Secure Shell terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you decide to grant root-level access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not include full root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns a lot of sites that consume a lot of system resources, but would like to manage the sites, databases and email mailboxes through a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access erases something by accident.