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What Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Denote?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three basic types - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting web servers accommodate lots of customers and hence the system resources per account are limited, VPS hosting offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the liberty to do everything you please without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your company has a large-scale site, or simply has very exact web server architecture requirements, the wisest choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You receive root privileges and can use 100% of the web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of website hosting firms, incl. us at Local Small Business Hosting, offer several hardware architectures you can choose from according to your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers through an SSH connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to grant access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we offer does not give you complete root-level access and is mainly appropriate for someone who owns a lot of online portals that absorb a lot of resources, but wishes to administer the web sites, databases and e-mail accounts through an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers solely 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 predicament with your server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Local Small Business Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something by accident.


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