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What In Fact are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three major categories - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of customers and thus the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the option to perform everything you decide without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is very simple. If your firm has a heavy-traffic web site, or just has very precise server configuration requirements, the right option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not a concern. You gain full server root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting providers, incl. us at theclearhost, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from based on your needs. The configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful user interface if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated hosting through a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you decide to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not include root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who owns lots of web portals that require plenty of resources, but wishes to administer the sites, databases and mailboxes through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at theclearhost the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something by accident.