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What is Dedicated Servers Hosting?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 principal categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate a lot of customers and so the system resources per account are limited, virtual private servers offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the option to perform everything you decide without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a big web page, or simply has very precise web server configuration requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You are granted root privileges and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware configurations

The majority of web hosting distributors, incl. us at DigiPlots, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from based on your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through an SSH tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer root privileges and is mostly appropriate for somebody who owns many sites that demand plenty of resources, but would rather manage the web portals, databases and e-mailboxes through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should pick 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 case of a problem with your server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at DigiPlots 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 servers too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something accidentally.


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