What In Fact are Dedicated Hosting Servers?
When we speak of hosting servers, there are three main sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of customers and so the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to carry out everything you please without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?
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Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your corporation has a high resource-consuming website, or just has very explicit server architecture requirements, the proper choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is of no importance. You are bestowed with full root access and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and interfering with your websites.
The majority of web hosting companies, including us at Platinum Web Services, provide different hardware configurations you can select from as per your requirements. The hardware architectures include different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is handy software if you would like to use the dedicated web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH client only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you choose to grant full server root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not give you root-level access and is mostly appropriate for someone who owns plenty of sites that demand plenty of resources, but desires to manage the online portals, databases and mail accounts via a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the hosting server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Platinum Web Services the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something accidentally.