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Definition of Dedicated Web Hosting

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 major kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web servers host multiple customers and hence the resources per account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to do everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a big online portal, or simply has very exact server setup requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You are granted full server root privileges and can use 100% of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of website hosting firms, incl. us at France Raidlayer, offer different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your necessities. The hardware architectures include different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you wish to utilize the web server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not offer full root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who runs lots of web sites that swallow plenty of resources, but desires to manage the web pages, databases and mail accounts through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated server 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 server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at France Raidlayer 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 web hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the very 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 full root privileges erases something unintentionally.