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What are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

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When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers host plenty of clients and hence the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration independence, but also affect other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to carry out everything you please without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your firm has a resource-intensive website, or just has very explicit server architecture requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not a concern. You receive full root privileges and can use 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of web hosting service providers, including us at STEERWEB, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from in accordance with your necessities. The configurations offer different varieties of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different traffic allowances. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient user interface if you want to use the hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to grant full root privileges to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not give you complete root-level access and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs plenty of web sites that absorb lots of system resources, but would like to manage the online portals, databases and mail aliases using a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, 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 using the dedicated 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 matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at STEERWEB 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 as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges erases something accidentally.

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