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What Exactly is Dedicated Web Hosting?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three major types - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers host plenty of clients and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you wish without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a high resource-consuming online portal, or simply has very precise web server configuration requirements, the most reasonable option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is not a concern. You gain root privileges and can use 100 percent of the hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your web pages.

Hardware architectures

The majority of website hosting companies, incl. us at Website Web Hosting Services International, offer different hardware configurations you can select from as per your necessities. The hardware architectures include different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful tool if you want to utilize the web server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you decide to grant access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not offer full server root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who maintains multiple sites that consume lots of resources, but desires to administer the sites, databases and mailbox aliases using an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated hosting web server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Website Web Hosting Services International 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 web hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access deletes something unintentionally.