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How Dedicated Web Hosting Servers Work

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three basic categories - website hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of customers and therefore the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS web hosting give you more configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated web hosting servers give you the chance to do everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting servers?

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Dedicated web hosting servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a high resource-requiring web site, or just has very precise web server configuration requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated web hosting servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is of no concern. You gain root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting vendors, incl. us at VastGIG, offer several hardware architectures you can choose from depending on your requirements. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you wish to use the dedicated web hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated web hosting servers via a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel user interface that we offer does not offer full root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who maintains plenty of web pages that demand plenty of system resources, but would like to manage the online portals, databases and email box accounts using an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full server root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at VastGIG the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access erases something by mistake.