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Dedicated Server Hosting Clarified

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host lots of customers and hence the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS hosting offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the freedom to do everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or private virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your company has a high resource-swallowing site, or simply has very specific web server architecture requirements, the right option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is not an issue. You obtain full root access and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting companies, incl. us at hostingdad, provide several different hardware configurations you can select from in keeping with your necessities. The hardware configurations include different varieties of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a useful graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers through a Secure Shell terminal only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you choose to give complete root access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not include root access and is mainly suitable for someone who has a lot of web portals that swallow a lot of system resources, but wishes to administer the websites, databases and e-mails through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at hostingdad the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete server root access erases something by accident.