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Dedicated Servers Uncovered
When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 main types - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host plenty of customers and therefore the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private servers give you more server configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you like without interfering with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated servers?
Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a high resource-devouring website, or just has very special server configuration requirements, the most relevant option would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is not an issue. You gain full root access and can utilize 100 percent of the server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your websites.
Most web hosting service providers, incl. us at HostExcel, offer several hardware architectures you can pick from on the basis of your demands. The hardware configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is convenient software if you would like to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting CP of your choice
If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell terminal only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not offer full server root privileges and is mainly appropriate for somebody who owns many web sites that swallow lots of system resources, but would rather manage the online portals, databases and emails through an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at HostExcel 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 servers as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges erases something by mistake.