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How Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Work?

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When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate a lot of customers and therefore the resources per account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your company has a heavy resource-consuming site, or simply has very specific web server setup requirements, the right option is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You are granted complete root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting providers, incl. us at 123MegaHost, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from depending on your necessities. The configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a convenient user interface if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers via an SSH connection only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant full root privileges to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel interface that we provide does not give you root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who has a lot of web sites that require lots of system resources, but wishes to manage the online portals, databases and electronic mail accounts via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of using the dedicated hosting servers only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at 123MegaHost the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access deletes something accidentally.

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