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How Dedicated Hosting Servers Function

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main kinds - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web servers accommodate many customers and therefore the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more configuration independence, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers give you the chance to carry out everything you choose without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-requiring website, or simply has very special server architecture requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is of no concern. You are granted full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware specs

Most website hosting service providers, incl. us at iwebclouds Hosting, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from depending on 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 bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a handy tool if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers via SSH exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant complete root-level access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software tool that we offer does not offer complete root-level access and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs multiple sites that absorb lots of resources, but prefers to manage the web sites, databases and electronic mail addresses using an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at iwebclouds Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access deletes something unintentionally.