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What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three basic kinds - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate a lot of clients and hence the system resources per account are limited, VPS packages give you more configuration independence, but also influence other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you decide without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a content-heavy web portal, or simply has very special server configuration requirements, the most relevant choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is of no concern. You are bestowed with full server root privileges and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting corporations, including us at G Designz, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from based on your needs. The hardware configurations include different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to give root-level access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we offer does not give you full server root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs multiple web portals that swallow plenty of system resources, but desires to manage the sites, databases and email aliases through a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of utilizing the web server just for yourself, you should pick 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 predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at G Designz the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an additional option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access erases something unintentionally.