32 GB DDR3 RAM
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Dedicated Hosting Packages Explanation
When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three basic categories - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting web servers host numerous customers and thus the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS hosting give you more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers give you the opportunity to carry out everything you choose without interfering with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?
Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your company has a high resource-requiring site, or simply has very precise web server setup requirements, the most sensible choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is not a problem. You gain complete server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else using these resources and meddling with your web sites.
The majority of website hosting suppliers, incl. us at Platinum Web Services, provide several hardware architectures you can choose from according to your requirements. The configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting CP of your choice
If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting via SSH only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to grant full root-level access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not give you full server root privileges and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs many web sites that require plenty of resources, but desires to manage the online portals, databases and e-mail addresses using an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Platinum Web Services the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus option - the 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 have the same data on two hard drives as a precaution in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access deletes something by mistake.