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What Does Dedicated Web Hosting Mean?

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When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main categories - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting web servers accommodate numerous customers and thus the resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS web hosting offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you wish without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your corporation has a high resource-requiring website, or simply has very special server setup requirements, the most logical choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a concern. You gain full root access and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

The majority of hosting providers, including us at Hepsia, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from depending on your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you want to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated web hosting through an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you decide to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not include full root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who has multiple online portals that swallow plenty of resources, but would like to administer the websites, databases and e-mail aliases through a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Hepsia 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 servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something by mistake.

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