What Actually is Dedicated Servers Hosting?
When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers host multiple clients and so the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to do everything you please without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?
Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a heavy resource-consuming web site, or just has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the most relevant option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You receive complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your sites.
Most shared hosting providers, including us at Christian Web Hosting, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from in accordance with your necessities. The configurations offer different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you would like to use the web hosting server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting Control Panel of your choice
If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through SSH exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to grant full root-level access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we provide does not include root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who maintains numerous web pages that require lots of system resources, but desires to administer the online portals, databases and e-mail aliases through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root-level access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated web hosting 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 hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Christian Web 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting distributor 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 server hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges deletes something unintentionally.