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Dedicated Web Hosting Unmasked

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 principal categories - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers host numerous clients and therefore the system resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you please without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a busy web site, or just has very explicit server architecture requirements, the right option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is of no concern. You are bestowed with full server root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware specifications

The majority of website hosting corporations, including us at Hostcheap, offer several hardware architectures you can select from as per your demands. The configurations include different varieties of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a handy tool if you wish to use the dedicated web hosting server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you choose to grant full root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we offer does not include complete root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who runs lots of online portals that swallow plenty of resources, but wishes to administer the sites, databases and email box accounts using a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting web server 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 web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Hostcheap the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two disk drives as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access deletes something by mistake.