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What Does Dedicated Hosting Stand for?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 basic categories - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate multiple clients and hence the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to perform everything you decide without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your company has a popular website, or simply has very precise server setup requirements, the most reasonable choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You have root privileges and can use 100% of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting providers, incl. us at Domains Depot, provide several hardware architectures you can pick from as per your needs. The configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a convenient GUI if you want to utilize the dedicated web server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell connection only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to give root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer complete root access and is mainly suitable for someone who maintains multiple web sites that devour plenty of resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and mailbox accounts using an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

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 predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Domains Depot the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access deletes something by mistake.