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What Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Represent?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 major categories - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate a lot of clients and so the system resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to carry out everything you wish without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a high resource-devouring online portal, or simply has very exact web server configuration requirements, the wisest option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is not an issue. You are bestowed with complete server root access and can use 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most shared hosting providers, incl. us at Happy Hosting UK, provide several hardware architectures you can choose from on the basis of your demands. The hardware architectures offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you want to use the server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to grant complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software activated is a good idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we offer does not offer full root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who has a lot of online portals that devour a lot of resources, but would like to manage the web portals, databases and e-mail addresses through a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root-level access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting web server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

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 case of a predicament with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Happy Hosting UK the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access erases something by mistake.