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What Exactly is Dedicated Hosting?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 principal sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared servers host numerous customers and so the resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS hosting offer more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the liberty to carry out everything you like without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-demanding site, or simply has very specific web server configuration requirements, the most reasonable choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is not a concern. You have full server root privileges and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting providers, including us at HostFriendly, provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your necessities. The hardware configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful tool if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel 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 hosting servers through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you decide to give full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not include full server root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who maintains multiple websites that consume a lot of resources, but would like to administer the websites, databases and e-mail aliases through an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers 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 servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at HostFriendly the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access erases something accidentally.