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How Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Operate?

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When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three principal categories - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of clients and therefore the system resources per account are restricted, virtual private server plans give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the independence to perform everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a high resource-swallowing online portal, or just has very special web server setup requirements, the most intelligent choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You are given complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most shared hosting vendors, including us at WebSensePro, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your needs. The hardware architectures include different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you would like to use the dedicated web server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell terminal only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we offer does not offer root privileges and is mainly suitable for someone who owns multiple online portals that demand a lot of resources, but would like to administer the online portals, databases and electronic mail aliases using an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated server just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at WebSensePro 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 hosting server too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access deletes something accidentally.

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