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Definition of Dedicated Plans
When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 basic kinds - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate a lot of clients and so the resources per user account are limited, VPS plans give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the chance to do everything you want without messing with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated server?
Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a busy web page, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the most logical choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is of no concern. You are granted root access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your websites.
Most hosting firms, incl. us at Hosting and Design for Us, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from according to your necessities. The hardware architectures include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you would like to utilize the web server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The Control Panel of your preference
If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell client exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to give full root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we offer does not offer full root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who has numerous online portals that require lots of system resources, but wishes to manage the sites, databases and email accounts via an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than using the dedicated hosting web server solely 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 server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Hosting and Design for Us 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 server too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access deletes something accidentally.