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Dedicated Hosting Revealed
When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 major kinds - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of clients and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to do everything you choose without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?
Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your corporation has a regularly visited website, or just has very exact server configuration requirements, the most appropriate choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You get complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your websites.
The majority of web hosting companies, including us at instalhost, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from according to your requirements. The configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient GUI if you would like to utilize the web hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting CP of your choice
If you are a confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through SSH exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give full root privileges to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not include full server root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who owns plenty of web portals that demand lots of resources, but prefers to administer the web sites, databases and mailbox accounts through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than using the web server only 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 hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at instalhost the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two hard disks as a precaution in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges deletes something accidentally.