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Definition of Dedicated Servers Hosting

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three main varieties - shared hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of customers and therefore the resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration independence, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the chance to perform everything you want without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-swallowing web page, or just has very special web server setup requirements, the most logical choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is not a problem. You obtain complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting corporations, including us at Wise Host Network, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in keeping with your requirements. The hardware configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can select a web hosting CP, which is useful software if you would like to use the dedicated web server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH terminal only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to grant access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software tool that we provide does not include complete root-level access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains numerous online portals that swallow a lot of system resources, but would rather administer the online portals, databases and email box accounts via an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Wise Host Network 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 hosting server too. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access erases something by mistake.