Dedicated Packages Definition
When we talk about hosting servers, there are three basic varieties - hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated packages. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous clients and thus the resources per user account are limited, VPS offer more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to carry out everything you please without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated servers?
Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your company has a big web page, or simply has very precise server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice is a dedicated servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not an issue. You are granted complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and meddling with your web sites.
The majority of web hosting companies, including us at , offer different hardware configurations you can select from in consonance with your requirements. The hardware configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a useful interface if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds 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 OS user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers through an SSH client only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP user interface that we offer does not give you complete server root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who maintains plenty of sites that devour lots of system resources, but wants to manage the websites, databases and email addresses via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at 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 servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something unintentionally.