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What Actually is Dedicated Hosting?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal kinds - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers host many customers and so the resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you desire without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-requiring site, or just has very special web server setup requirements, the most sensible option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You have complete server root access and can use 100 percent of the web server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting corporations, including us at Best dedicated server hosting, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from as per your needs. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient GUI if you want to use the web server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to grant full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia Control Panel user interface that we offer does not include full server root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who maintains multiple websites that demand lots of resources, but would like to administer the websites, databases and electronic mail aliases using an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated server solely for yourself, you should select 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 the event of a predicament with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Best dedicated server hosting 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 too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges erases something by accident.