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How Dedicated Servers Hosting Works

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three basic categories - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate multiple clients and hence the resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the option to carry out everything you decide without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your firm has a busy online portal, or just has very explicit server setup requirements, the most suitable option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not a concern. You obtain root-level access and can utilize 100% of the server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware specs

Most shared hosting vendors, including us at Hosting PTC, provide several different hardware architectures you can select from according to your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is handy software if you wish to use the server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to grant complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel interface that we provide does not give you full root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who owns lots of sites that absorb plenty of resources, but would rather manage the online portals, databases and email box accounts using a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should choose 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 server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Hosting PTC the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root-level access erases something unintentionally.