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What Indeed is Dedicated Web Hosting?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 principal types - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate lots of customers and therefore the system resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server accounts offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to carry out everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a resource-requiring web site, or just has very special server setup requirements, the best choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is of no concern. You are given root access and can use 100% of the web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your web pages.

Hardware architectures

The majority of web hosting suppliers, including us at Compufix Professionals Inc., offer several hardware architectures you can choose from based on your needs. The hardware architectures include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to grant full root-level access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we provide does not include full server root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who runs plenty of web sites that require plenty of resources, but wishes to administer the sites, databases and email aliases through a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the server 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 server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Compufix Professionals Inc. 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 server too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on 2 disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access deletes something accidentally.