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How Does Dedicated Hosting Work?

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When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 basic varieties - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate many clients and thus the resources per account are limited, VPS plans offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to carry out everything you please without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a resource-devouring web portal, or simply has very exact server setup requirements, the most relevant choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no importance. You are bestowed with full server root access and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting firms, incl. us at Harleys Home Improvement, provide several hardware configurations you can select from in keeping with your needs. The hardware configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant complete root access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we provide does not include complete root-level access and is mainly appropriate for someone who owns a lot of web pages that consume a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the online portals, databases and email mailboxes via an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than using the dedicated server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Harleys Home Improvement 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 server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting vendor 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 hard drives as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges erases something by accident.

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