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What Do Dedicated Web Hosting Servers Denote?

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When we speak of hosting servers, there are three basic kinds - website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting web servers host many customers and therefore the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS web hosting give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated web hosting servers offer you the independence to do everything you like without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting servers?

Dedicated web hosting servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your company has a resource-consuming web portal, or simply has very special server architecture requirements, the most suitable choice would be a dedicated web hosting servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is not an issue. You gain full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting corporations, including us at SiteColo, provide several different hardware configurations you can select from based on your needs. The configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a convenient interface if you would like to use the dedicated web hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated web hosting via a Secure Shell terminal only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you decide to grant complete root access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not give you root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs numerous web portals that absorb plenty of system resources, but desires to manage the websites, databases and email addresses through an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated web hosting servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at SiteColo the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting servers too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges deletes something accidentally.

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