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What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three principal types - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate plenty of customers and thus the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS packages offer more configuration liberty, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to do everything you please without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a frequently visited website, or just has very exact server setup requirements, the most relevant choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You obtain full server root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your web portals.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting providers, incl. us at ICT Gurus EA Best Hosting, offer several hardware architectures you can select from in line with your necessities. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a useful interface if you want to use the hosting server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we offer does not offer full server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who has plenty of websites that devour lots of system resources, but wants to manage the web portals, databases and e-mail aliases through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting web server only for yourself, you should pick 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 dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at ICT Gurus EA Best Hosting 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 server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 hard disks as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access erases something by accident.