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Dedicated Servers Explanation

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 major types - shared hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of clients and therefore the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS hosting offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the liberty to perform everything you see fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your company has a large-scale web portal, or simply has very explicit server configuration requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You receive root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specs

The majority of hosting vendors, including us at WebServer247, provide several hardware architectures you can choose from depending on your requirements. The hardware configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers via a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to grant access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software tool that we provide does not offer root privileges and is mostly appropriate for somebody who runs multiple websites that devour lots of resources, but would like to manage the web pages, databases and e-mails via an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than using the dedicated hosting servers only 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 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 sort of monitoring system activated. Here at WebServer247 the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on two hard disks as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges deletes something unintentionally.