When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 major kinds - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting web servers accommodate lots of clients and so the system resources per account are limited, VPS hosting offer more configuration independence, but also influence other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the independence to perform everything you see fit without intervening with anyone else.
Dedicated hosting servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your corporation has a high resource-demanding online portal, or simply has very explicit server configuration requirements, the most appropriate choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You are given full root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and meddling with your web portals.
Most web hosting companies, including us at , provide different hardware architectures you can select from in line with your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy interface if you want to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting through an SSH client only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to give full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who runs lots of web portals that swallow plenty of resources, but prefers to administer the online portals, databases and e-mails using an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
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, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at 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 too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges deletes something accidentally.