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Explanation of Dedicated Web Hosting
When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three main varieties - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web servers accommodate plenty of clients and so the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server accounts give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you desire without interfering with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?
Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a regularly visited web page, or simply has very precise web server configuration requirements, the best choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is of no concern. You acquire root-level access and can utilize 100% of the physical server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your websites.
The majority of website hosting corporations, including us at Advantage IT Solutions, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your needs. The configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you wish to utilize the server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to grant root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we offer does not give you full server root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for someone who has multiple web pages that require plenty of resources, but desires to administer the sites, databases and mail accounts via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the hosting server 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 web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Advantage IT Solutions the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access erases something by accident.