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What Does Dedicated Servers Web Hosting Signify?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 principal varieties - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers host a lot of clients and therefore the system resources per account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to do everything you desire without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your corporation has a resource-demanding web page, or just has very precise server configuration requirements, the most logical choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is not a concern. You get complete root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated web server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most shared web hosting companies, incl. us at Webgear Hosting, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from in keeping with your demands. The hardware configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is handy software if you want to use the web hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to give full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we offer does not include full root-level access and is mostly suitable for someone who has lots of sites that demand lots of resources, but prefers to manage the web pages, databases and mails through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the server just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Webgear Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access deletes something accidentally.