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Dedicated Server

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host lots of clients and thus the system resources per user account are limited, VPS servers give you more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to perform everything you choose without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated web servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your company has a big website, or just has very specific web server configuration requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated hosting server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is of no concern. You get full server root access and can utilize 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting vendors, incl. ResellersPanel, provide different hardware configurations you can choose from in accordance with your necessities. The configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy interface if you would like to utilize the server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. ResellersPanel, for instance, provides 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (most servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated web hosting server through an SSH terminal exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP user interface that ResellersPanel offers does not offer full root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who has multiple web pages that consume a lot of system resources, but prefers to manage the web pages, databases and mail aliases using an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than using the web server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. ResellersPanel monitors all dedicated hosting web servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the web hosting server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on their own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges erases something accidentally.