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What Does Dedicated Hosting Denote?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and therefore the resources per user account are limited, VPS packages offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to carry out everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a high resource-demanding web portal, or simply has very precise web server setup requirements, the wisest option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You have root privileges and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting suppliers, including us at CheapWebHostingSpot.com, provide several different hardware configurations you can select from as per your needs. The configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a useful interface if you would like to use the web server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through SSH only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not include root privileges and is mainly suitable for someone who maintains a lot of web portals that devour lots of resources, but desires to administer the web portals, databases and mail aliases through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at CheapWebHostingSpot.com 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 server too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something by mistake.