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What Does Dedicated Hosting Stand for?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three major types - hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate plenty of customers and hence the system resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS offer more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to perform everything you desire without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a high resource-consuming online portal, or just has very precise web server setup requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You gain full root access and can use 100% of the web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting distributors, incl. us at Vertex Hosts, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from in consonance with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a useful software tool if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers via an SSH connection only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a good idea. The Hepsia Control Panel GUI that we provide does not offer root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who has numerous sites that absorb plenty of resources, but would like to administer the sites, databases and mails using an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Vertex Hosts the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access deletes something by mistake.