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What are Dedicated Web Hosting Servers?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal kinds - website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web servers host multiple clients and so the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS web hosting give you more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated web hosting servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you like without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting servers?

Dedicated web hosting servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a popular web page, or simply has very specific server architecture requirements, the most intelligent option is a dedicated web hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is of no importance. You are granted full root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting companies, including us at OnionHost, offer several different hardware architectures you can choose from based on your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can select a hosting CP, which is convenient software if you wish to utilize the dedicated web hosting servers for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated web hosting through SSH only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to grant full server root access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not give you complete root-level access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns numerous web pages that consume plenty of system resources, but would rather administer the online portals, databases and email boxes using a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of using the dedicated web hosting servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at OnionHost the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting servers as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something by mistake.