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Dedicated Web Hosting Definition

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three principal kinds - website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting web servers accommodate many customers and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS web hosting give you more configuration freedom, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated web hosting servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting servers?

Dedicated web hosting servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-absorbing web page, or just has very explicit server architecture requirements, the most relevant choice would be a dedicated web hosting servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is not an issue. You acquire full root privileges and can use 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting companies, including us at achemahost.com, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from as per your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you want to utilize the dedicated web hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated web hosting via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you want to grant root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software activated is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we offer does not give you root access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who has multiple web portals that devour lots of system resources, but would like to manage the web pages, databases and mail accounts through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at achemahost.com the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting servers as well. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access erases something accidentally.