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How Dedicated Web Hosting Works

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main varieties - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate plenty of customers and hence the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts offer more configuration autonomy, but also influence other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the independence to carry out everything you think fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-swallowing web portal, or simply has very special web server architecture requirements, the proper option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You are bestowed with root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of website hosting corporations, incl. us at EzyWeb Hosting Solutions, provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your needs. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can select a Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you wish to use the dedicated server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through SSH exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not offer full server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who owns a lot of online portals that demand plenty of resources, but wants to manage the online portals, databases and e-mail accounts through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than using the web server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at EzyWeb Hosting Solutions 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 web hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access deletes something by accident.


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