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How Dedicated Web Hosting Functions

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three basic categories - website hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web servers accommodate numerous customers and hence the system resources per user account are limited, VPS web hosting give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated web hosting servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you think fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting servers?

Dedicated web hosting servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your company has a busy online portal, or just has very specific web server setup requirements, the most logical choice would be a dedicated web hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and stability, the higher price is of no importance. You obtain full server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and interfering with your web sites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of website hosting companies, incl. us at France Raidlayer, provide several different hardware configurations you can choose from in accordance with your needs. The configurations include different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy software tool if you would like to use the dedicated web hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated web hosting via a Secure Shell client exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not offer root privileges and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs lots of sites that devour plenty of resources, but would rather administer the web sites, databases and e-mailboxes using an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated web hosting servers only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at France Raidlayer the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting servers too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access erases something by accident.