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What Does Dedicated Hosting Mean?

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When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 principal categories - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web servers host many clients and thus the resources per account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to do everything you choose without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your corporation has a high resource-devouring web page, or simply has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the most intelligent option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You are granted root privileges and can use 100% of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting firms, including us at WnD Solutions, provide several different hardware architectures you can choose from on the basis of your demands. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a convenient GUI if you would like to utilize the dedicated web server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who runs many web portals that consume plenty of system resources, but prefers to manage the web sites, databases and mail addresses through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the web hosting server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at WnD Solutions the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something accidentally.

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