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What Exactly are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

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When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal kinds - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of clients and therefore the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to do everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a high-traffic web page, or just has very special server setup requirements, the best choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no importance. You gain root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

Most shared hosting vendors, including us at TheCloudGator.com, provide several hardware architectures you can select from in accordance with your demands. The hardware configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you want to use the web server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to grant root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not offer root-level access and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs lots of web pages that devour lots of system resources, but wants to administer the web portals, databases and mail addresses via an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting web server solely 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 hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at TheCloudGator.com 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 company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access erases something by accident.

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