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Dedicated Server Hosting Explained

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 major varieties - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers host plenty of clients and therefore the resources per account are limited, virtual private server accounts give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to perform everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your firm has a content-heavy web site, or simply has very precise server architecture requirements, the most reasonable option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a problem. You get complete root-level access and can use 100 percent of the physical server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware specs

Most shared hosting companies, including us at Josidel Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you wish to utilize the hosting server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell client only. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant full root access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not include full server root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who has many online portals that demand lots of resources, but wishes to manage the online portals, databases and mail addresses using an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than using the web server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Josidel Hosting 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 as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access erases something unintentionally.