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What Actually is Dedicated Hosting?

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When we speak of hosting servers, there are three basic categories - hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host multiple customers and hence the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to do everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your company has a high resource-swallowing web portal, or just has very special server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no importance. You receive full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

Most web hosting providers, including us at opnux, offer different hardware configurations you can select from as per your demands. The hardware architectures offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to give root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a fine idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer root-level access and is chiefly suitable for someone who maintains plenty of web pages that swallow plenty of system resources, but prefers to manage the sites, databases and mailboxes via an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at opnux 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 servers too. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root access erases something accidentally.

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