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What Exactly is Dedicated Web Hosting?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal kinds - shared hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of customers and thus the system resources per account are limited, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the chance to do everything you decide without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your firm has a heavy-traffic online portal, or simply has very precise server architecture requirements, the right option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is not a concern. You gain complete server root access and can use 100% of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware specs

Most website hosting suppliers, incl. us at DgteInternet.Com, offer several hardware architectures you can select from in line with your necessities. The configurations offer different varieties of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can select a hosting CP, which is a useful tool if you wish to use the web server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to grant full server root access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia Control Panel tool that we offer does not offer full root access and is mainly suitable for someone who maintains many sites that absorb lots of system resources, but wishes to manage the sites, databases and mail aliases using an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than using the web server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at DgteInternet.Com 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 web hosting server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two server hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access deletes something unintentionally.