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Explanation of Dedicated Web Hosting

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers host lots of clients and thus the resources per account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to do everything you think fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy-content web site, or simply has very precise web server architecture requirements, the most intelligent choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not an issue. You gain root access and can use 100 percent of the physical server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of website hosting distributors, including us at Loyalty Hosting, provide several hardware architectures you can pick from based on your demands. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can select a Control Panel, which is a useful software tool if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to grant root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we provide does not give you full server root privileges and is mainly suitable for somebody who runs many web pages that consume lots of resources, but wants to manage the web sites, databases and email boxes via a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting server just 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 web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Loyalty Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root-level access deletes something accidentally.