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Dedicated Hosting Explained

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three main sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting servers accommodate plenty of clients and hence the resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS hosting give you more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the independence to do everything you please without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a resource-intensive web site, or simply has very special server setup requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no importance. You get full root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware configurations

Most website hosting distributors, incl. us at Host Volcano, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from as per your requirements. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a useful graphical user interface if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting through SSH exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to give complete root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP user interface that we provide does not offer root privileges and is mostly appropriate for someone who owns numerous online portals that require a lot of resources, but wants to manage the sites, databases and email mailbox accounts through an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root privileges and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated hosting servers just 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 hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Host Volcano the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root access erases something by mistake.