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What In Fact is Dedicated Servers Hosting?

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  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz (2 cores)
  • 2x240 GB SSD Hard Drives
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When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers host multiple customers and hence the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server plans give you more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to carry out everything you decide without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a high resource-requiring website, or simply has very explicit web server setup requirements, the most reasonable choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is of no concern. You have full root privileges and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and meddling with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting distributors, including us at 121Direct, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from on the basis of your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy GUI if you wish to utilize the dedicated web server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell client only. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to give root privileges to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not give you root access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who maintains numerous sites that demand lots of resources, but prefers to administer the online portals, databases and electronic mail aliases via an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than using the dedicated hosting web server just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

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 server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at 121Direct 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 hosting server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access erases something by accident.

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