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How Dedicated Servers Web Hosting Operates

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate multiple clients and so the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to perform everything you wish without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a resource-devouring web page, or simply has very exact server architecture requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is not a problem. You receive root access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

Most shared web hosting firms, incl. us at DomainMonkee.com, provide different hardware configurations you can select from in keeping with your demands. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy graphical user interface if you want to use the dedicated hosting server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web hosting 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, even more so if you want to give full root privileges to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP tool that we offer does not include root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who has lots of web pages that absorb lots of resources, but would like to administer the web sites, databases and mailboxes using an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at DomainMonkee.com 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 an additional feature - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on 2 hard disks as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access deletes something unintentionally.