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What Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Signify?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 principal types - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers host lots of clients and thus the system resources per account are restricted, virtual private server accounts offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to do everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a resource-devouring web page, or simply has very specific server configuration requirements, the most relevant option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is of no concern. You have root-level access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

The majority of shared hosting vendors, incl. us at Host Volcano, offer several hardware configurations you can pick from in accordance with your needs. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is a useful graphical user interface if you wish to use the dedicated server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell client only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to grant full root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not give you complete root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who owns numerous online portals that absorb plenty of resources, but would rather manage the web sites, databases and emails through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting web server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Host Volcano the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges erases something accidentally.