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Dedicated Hosting Explained

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers host plenty of clients and hence the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS hosting give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated hosting servers give you the freedom to carry out everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a heavy resource-devouring web site, or simply has very explicit web server setup requirements, the smartest option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is not an issue. You have complete root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of web hosting suppliers, incl. us at Domain Control Network, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from on the basis of your demands. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient user interface if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting through an SSH connection exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you decide to give complete root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel user interface that we offer does not include root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who maintains many online portals that require lots of resources, but would rather manage the sites, databases and email boxes using an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers only 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 hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Domain Control Network 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 as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two server hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something accidentally.