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What Actually is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 main kinds - shared hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate plenty of clients and thus the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to carry out everything you think fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual private web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a heavy resource-absorbing online portal, or just has very precise server setup requirements, the most suitable option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You gain root access and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware configurations

Most shared hosting providers, incl. us at JRiSpace WebHosting, offer several different hardware configurations you can pick from in keeping with your needs. The hardware architectures offer different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you would like to use the server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to give complete root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting CP tool that we offer does not give you root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who has plenty of online portals that absorb plenty of resources, but desires to administer the sites, databases and mailboxes using an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at JRiSpace WebHosting 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access deletes something by accident.