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What are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three major categories - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers host many clients and therefore the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to perform everything you see fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-consuming online portal, or just has very precise web server setup requirements, the most logical option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is not a problem. You are granted full root-level access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your web portals.

Hardware specs

Most shared hosting vendors, including us at Hostnet GH. Ltd, offer different hardware architectures you can select from in line with your requirements. The hardware configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you wish to use the dedicated web hosting server for hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to give root-level access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not offer root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who maintains lots of web pages that absorb a lot of system resources, but prefers to administer the web sites, databases and e-mailboxes using a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated server solely 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 the event of a problem with your dedicated server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Hostnet GH. Ltd the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate 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 web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something accidentally.