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Dedicated Hosting Server

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 basic categories - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting web servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate lots of clients and thus the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private web hosting servers offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you please without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated web servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a resource-consuming online portal, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the most relevant option would be a dedicated hosting server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not an issue. You receive full server root access and can use 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting corporations, incl. Resellers Panel, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your necessities. The configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy graphical user interface if you want to use the hosting server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. Resellers Panel, for example, provides three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (most dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your web hosting server via an SSH connection only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you want to give root-level access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software activated is a fine idea. The Hepsia Control Panel GUI that Resellers Panel provides does not offer full root privileges and is mostly appropriate for someone who has numerous sites that absorb lots of system resources, but wishes to administer the web pages, databases and mailbox accounts through an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting server solely 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 hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Resellers Panel monitors all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on their own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access erases something by mistake.