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How Does Dedicated Web Hosting Operate?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three principal types - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of clients and therefore the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to do everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your company has a high resource-devouring online portal, or just has very precise server setup requirements, the most relevant choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not an issue. You are given complete server root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting suppliers, including us at Serverblue Cloud Systems, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from based on your requirements. The hardware configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy tool if you want to utilize the dedicated server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell console only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting CP tool that we provide does not give you full server root privileges and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs numerous websites that require lots of resources, but wants to manage the sites, databases and electronic mail addresses via an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of using the web hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Serverblue Cloud Systems 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 as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges erases something accidentally.