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Dedicated Server

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal types - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated hosting web servers. Shared hosting web servers host plenty of clients and so the resources per account are limited, virtual hosting servers give you more server configuration independence, but also affect other VPSs on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated web servers give you the independence to do everything you decide without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated hosting web servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual private web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-consuming online portal, or just has very special web server setup requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated hosting server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a concern. You are bestowed with root privileges and can use 100% of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware specs

Most hosting providers, incl. ResellersPanel Hosting, offer several hardware configurations you can select from in accordance with your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. ResellersPanel Hosting, for example, offers three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux OS user (most dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH tunnel only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to give root-level access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that ResellersPanel Hosting offers does not include complete server root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs plenty of web portals that absorb lots of resources, but prefers to administer the online portals, databases and mails using a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans rather than using the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting web server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. ResellersPanel Hosting monitors all servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the web server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on their own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something accidentally.