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Dedicated Packages Unveiled

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 major sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate lots of clients and therefore the system resources per account are limited, VPS plans offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your firm has a high resource-absorbing online portal, or simply has very exact server configuration requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is of no concern. You have root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting corporations, incl. us at , offer different hardware architectures you can select from on the basis of your needs. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is a useful software tool if you want to use the hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you decide to give access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not offer root-level access and is mostly appropriate for someone who maintains plenty of sites that absorb a lot of resources, but would rather manage the web pages, databases and email aliases through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root access deletes something by mistake.