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Description of Dedicated Web Hosting
When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal varieties - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web servers accommodate a lot of customers and thus the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to carry out everything you want without messing with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?
Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a resource-intensive site, or just has very precise web server configuration requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is not an issue. You obtain full root privileges and can use 100% of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your web portals.
Most website hosting vendors, incl. us at SCI Webhosting, provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from depending on your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is handy software if you want to use the dedicated server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The Control Panel of your preference
If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH connection exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to grant complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a good idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP user interface that we provide does not offer full root-level access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns many websites that absorb plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the web portals, databases and email aliases using an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup procedures
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 predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at SCI Webhosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two hard drives as a precaution in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access deletes something by mistake.