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How Dedicated Hosting Functions

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host lots of customers and so the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS plans offer more server configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to do everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a high resource-demanding website, or simply has very explicit server architecture requirements, the proper choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You obtain complete root access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting vendors, incl. us at Web Hosting For Life, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from according to your demands. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a convenient user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH connection exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to give root privileges to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software tool that we offer does not include full server root privileges and is chiefly suitable for someone who runs numerous web portals that devour plenty of resources, but prefers to administer the web portals, databases and e-mail addresses through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Web Hosting For Life the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access deletes something by accident.