Explanation of Dedicated Web Hosting

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Explanation of Dedicated Web Hosting

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate lots of customers and hence the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, 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 offer you the possibility to perform everything you please without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a large web page, or simply has very exact server architecture requirements, the most relevant option is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is of no concern. You get root privileges and can utilize 100% of the web server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most website hosting distributors, incl. us at Digicalporter Web Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from in accordance with your demands. The hardware architectures include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you would like to use the dedicated web hosting server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to give complete root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia Control Panel GUI that we provide does not offer complete server root access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has numerous web sites that devour plenty of resources, but would rather manage the websites, databases and mailbox accounts through a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than using the server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Digicalporter Web Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 server hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something by mistake.


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