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Dedicated Hosting Definition

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three major sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers host multiple customers and thus the system resources per account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated hosting servers give you the independence to perform everything you please without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are typically much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual private web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your company has a heavy-traffic web page, or just has very exact server configuration requirements, the wisest option would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not an issue. You are given root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware specifications

The majority of web hosting corporations, incl. us at SOS Web Development, provide several hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your necessities. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers through a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to grant root access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not give you full server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who owns multiple web portals that consume lots of resources, but wishes to administer the web pages, databases and electronic mails via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers 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 hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at SOS Web Development 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 as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something by accident.