Dedicated Servers Definition
When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 major categories - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate lots of clients and so the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS plans offer more server configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to carry out everything you please without messing with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated server?
Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your corporation has a high resource-swallowing web page, or simply has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the most appropriate choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You are bestowed with full root access and can use 100 percent of the physical server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your sites.
The majority of hosting vendors, including us at , provide different hardware configurations you can pick from based on your demands. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a convenient tool if you want to use the web server for hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia Control Panel GUI that we offer does not include full root-level access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who runs numerous web portals that require plenty of system resources, but wants to administer the online portals, databases and email addresses using an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something by mistake.