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What is Dedicated Servers Hosting?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 major types - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate a lot of clients and so the resources per account are restricted, virtual private servers offer more configuration freedom, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to carry out everything you please without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your company has a heavy resource-absorbing web portal, or simply has very specific web server setup requirements, the most relevant option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not an issue. You have root access and can use 100% of the web server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting suppliers, incl. us at WP WEB SPACE, offer several hardware architectures you can select from based on your demands. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH client 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 choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to give root-level access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not include full root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who runs many websites that require a lot of resources, but prefers to manage the websites, databases and mailbox accounts using a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at WP WEB SPACE the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting supplier 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 disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access erases something unintentionally.