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Dedicated Hosting Revealed

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 basic kinds - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting servers host multiple customers and therefore the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the opportunity to do everything you wish without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a high-traffic site, or simply has very exact server configuration requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is of no importance. You gain full server root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of website hosting firms, including us at DuoServers.ORG, provide several hardware configurations you can select from in keeping with your demands. The hardware configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a convenient GUI if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you want to give full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not give you root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs multiple web pages that require plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the web portals, databases and mail accounts via an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root-level access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans rather than using the dedicated hosting servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at DuoServers.ORG the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges deletes something accidentally.