Explanation of Dedicated Hosting
When we talk about hosting servers, there are three basic sorts - hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated packages. Shared web hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and therefore the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS offer more configuration freedom, but also influence other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you desire without messing with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated servers?
Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a resource-intensive website, or simply has very special web server setup requirements, the most intelligent choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not a concern. You get full server root privileges and can use 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your sites.
The majority of web hosting distributors, incl. us at , provide different hardware configurations you can select from according to your needs. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you wish to use the dedicated servers for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting Control Panel of your choice
If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated packages through an SSH client only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give root access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we offer does not give you complete server root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who runs lots of web portals that absorb plenty of resources, but would like to manage the web sites, databases and mailbox accounts using an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated servers as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access deletes something accidentally.