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Dedicated Hosting Explained

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal varieties - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web servers accommodate many customers and therefore the resources per user account are limited, virtual private server accounts offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to perform everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a popular web portal, or simply has very exact server architecture requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You get full root access and can use 100 percent of the hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting suppliers, incl. us at webgeardefault, offer several different hardware configurations you can select from in line with your needs. The hardware configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient GUI if you want to use the hosting server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to grant complete server root access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP graphical user interface that we offer does not include full server root privileges and is mainly suitable for somebody who runs numerous web sites that devour lots of resources, but desires to manage the web portals, databases and electronic mail addresses using a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting web server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

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 case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at webgeardefault 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 extra feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges deletes something unintentionally.