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What Indeed is Dedicated Servers Hosting?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three basic types - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of clients and so the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you want without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a high-traffic website, or just has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the most reasonable option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is of no concern. You are bestowed with complete root access and can use 100 percent of the hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting providers, incl. us at NetService Hosting, provide several hardware configurations you can pick from in consonance with your demands. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a convenient software tool if you would like to use the dedicated server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to grant full server root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a good idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software tool that we provide does not give you complete server root access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has multiple web sites that swallow lots of system resources, but wants to administer the web pages, databases and electronic mail addresses through an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root privileges and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the web server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

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 predicament with your dedicated hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at NetService Hosting 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 too. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access erases something by mistake.