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Dedicated Server Web Hosting Explanation

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When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal categories - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate a lot of customers and therefore the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration independence, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the independence to carry out everything you please without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-absorbing web page, or simply has very specific web server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not an issue. You obtain full root-level access and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware specs

Most shared web hosting suppliers, including us at Webgear Hosting, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your demands. The hardware configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient interface if you wish to utilize the server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to grant complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a fine idea. The Hepsia Control Panel user interface that we provide does not include complete root-level access and is chiefly suitable for someone who has plenty of online portals that consume a lot of resources, but wishes to administer the web sites, databases and email mailbox accounts via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Webgear Hosting 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 web hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the web 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 store the same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access deletes something by accident.

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