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Definition of Dedicated Servers

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three principal kinds - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate many customers and thus the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS plans give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you choose without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a high-traffic online portal, or just has very special server setup requirements, the best option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a concern. You are granted root privileges and can utilize 100% of the hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your online portals.

Hardware specs

The majority of hosting companies, including us at DwellingHost.net, provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from in accordance with your needs. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you want to use the dedicated server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH terminal only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software that we offer does not offer full server root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who runs plenty of web sites that absorb a lot of system resources, but prefers to administer the websites, databases and mailboxes via an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than using the web hosting 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 server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at DwellingHost.net 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 server too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access deletes something by mistake.