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What Precisely is Dedicated Servers Web Hosting?

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When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 major varieties - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate a lot of customers and hence the system resources per account are limited, virtual private server accounts give you more configuration independence, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to do everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-demanding site, or simply has very special web server architecture requirements, the most intelligent option is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a concern. You are bestowed with complete root access and can use 100% of the server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specs

Most shared web hosting suppliers, incl. us at cloud7, offer different hardware architectures you can select from in line with your necessities. The hardware configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is convenient software if you want to use the dedicated hosting web server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell console only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not offer full server root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who has lots of web portals that swallow a lot of resources, but prefers to manage the web portals, databases and e-mails via an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of using the hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web 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 predicament with your web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at cloud7 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 web 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 select a type of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something by mistake.

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