When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 major sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web servers host a lot of clients and therefore the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more configuration independence, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated hosting servers give you the freedom to do everything you wish without messing with anyone else.
Dedicated hosting servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy-content web site, or simply has very specific server setup requirements, the most suitable option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not a problem. You get full server root privileges and can use 100% of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your sites.
Most web hosting service providers, incl. us at , provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your requirements. The hardware architectures include different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a handy tool if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
If you are a confident Linux user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers through a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not include full server root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who has many web pages that require lots of resources, but wants to manage the web pages, databases and mail accounts via an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at 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 too. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access erases something accidentally.