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What Actually are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 basic kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web servers host lots of customers and hence the resources per user account are limited, VPS hosting offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the option to perform everything you choose without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a large-scale online portal, or simply has very special server configuration requirements, the proper choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You acquire root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting service providers, including us at VB Tech Hosting, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in keeping with your requirements. The configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you want to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to grant root access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we provide does not give you root-level access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who runs many web pages that demand lots of resources, but desires to administer the online portals, databases and mail addresses using an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at VB Tech 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 option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges deletes something unintentionally.