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What Does Dedicated Hosting Signify?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three major varieties - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host numerous clients and so the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to do everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a high resource-demanding website, or just has very explicit server architecture requirements, the best choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You are granted complete root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your web sites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of shared hosting service providers, including us at HostExcel, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your demands. The hardware configurations include different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you wish to use the dedicated hosting web server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you want to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software tool that we provide does not offer complete server root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who owns multiple sites that swallow plenty of resources, but wishes to administer the web sites, databases and mailboxes through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root privileges and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages instead of using the web server solely 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 server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at HostExcel the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root access erases something by accident.