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What are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers host many clients and thus the system resources per account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to carry out everything you want without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your company has a resource-consuming web portal, or simply has very specific web server architecture requirements, the most suitable option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is of no importance. You have complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting firms, including us at ValueWebhosts.com, provide several different hardware architectures you can choose from on the basis of your demands. The hardware configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you want to use the dedicated hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to give full root-level access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not include full server root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs numerous sites that require plenty of resources, but would rather administer the sites, databases and mailbox accounts using an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at ValueWebhosts.com the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something unintentionally.