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Dedicated Web Hosting

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 major sorts - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate a lot of customers and so the resources per web hosting account are limited, private virtual web hosting servers offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated hosting web servers give you the independence to perform everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated hosting servers are generally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your company has a frequently visited website, or just has very specific web server architecture requirements, the smartest option is a dedicated web hosting server. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the higher price is of no importance. You receive complete server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of website hosting companies, incl. ResellersPanel, provide different hardware architectures you can choose from in keeping with your needs. The hardware architectures include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you wish to utilize the dedicated web hosting server for web site hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. ResellersPanel, for instance, offers 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (the majority of web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated web hosting server through an SSH console only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you choose to grant root access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that ResellersPanel offers does not give you full root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who runs lots of sites that require lots of system resources, but would like to administer the sites, databases and email mailboxes using a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated hosting web server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting web server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. ResellersPanel monitors all web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on their own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two hard disks as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root-level access deletes something by mistake.