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How Dedicated Hosting Servers Work

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When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 major types - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate lots of customers and therefore the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the independence to carry out everything you desire without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-requiring web page, or just has very specific web server architecture requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not an issue. You are given full root access and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your web pages.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting corporations, incl. us at theclearhost, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from in line with your needs. The configurations include different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a useful user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH connection only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to give root-level access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a fine idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we provide does not give you full root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs multiple web sites that absorb a lot of system resources, but would like to manage the web pages, databases and email boxes using an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated server just for yourself, you should select 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 web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at theclearhost the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access deletes something by accident.

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