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Explanation of Dedicated Web Hosting

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 principal varieties - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting web servers host a lot of customers and hence the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS web hosting offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the option to do everything you decide without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or private virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a high resource-requiring web page, or simply has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is of no importance. You obtain full root access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware architectures

The majority of web hosting vendors, incl. us at Netiquette, provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from based on your necessities. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is convenient software if you would like to use the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to give complete root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer full root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs numerous websites that consume lots of resources, but would like to manage the online portals, databases and mailbox accounts using an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Netiquette 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 servers as well. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete server root access deletes something accidentally.