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Dedicated Hosting Revealed

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 main varieties - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web servers accommodate multiple customers and therefore the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to carry out everything you like without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-absorbing web page, or simply has very exact server architecture requirements, the most relevant option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not a concern. You get complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and meddling with your web pages.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting distributors, incl. us at iwebclouds Hosting, provide several hardware architectures you can pick from in keeping with your requirements. The configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a convenient tool if you would like to use the dedicated hosting web server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant root privileges to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software tool that we provide does not give you full server root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who runs many web sites that absorb a lot of system resources, but wishes to manage the web portals, databases and mail aliases using an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the web server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at iwebclouds Hosting 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 hosting server too. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access erases something by accident.