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What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main kinds - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate many customers and therefore the resources per account are limited, VPS plans offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you see fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a high-traffic online portal, or just has very special server configuration requirements, the right option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You acquire full server root access and can use 100 percent of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting corporations, incl. us at MyClubWeb Hosting, provide several different hardware configurations you can choose from according to your requirements. The hardware configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a convenient tool if you want to use the dedicated web server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to grant root-level access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not offer complete server root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who has multiple websites that demand plenty of system resources, but wishes to manage the websites, databases and e-mail addresses using an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of using the web server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at MyClubWeb 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 server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something accidentally.