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Dedicated Web Hosting Servers Description

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal kinds - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web servers host lots of clients and so the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-requiring web portal, or simply has very explicit server setup requirements, the right option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a concern. You have full root access and can use 100 percent of the physical server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your web pages.

Hardware specs

Most website hosting firms, incl. us at OnionHost, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from based on your needs. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a useful user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH client exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant full root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not give you root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns a lot of websites that swallow a lot of resources, but prefers to manage the sites, databases and mailbox aliases through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root privileges and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at OnionHost 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 web hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges deletes something unintentionally.