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How Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Operate?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 main varieties - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting web servers accommodate plenty of customers and therefore the 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 give you the liberty to do everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your firm has a large-scale website, or simply has very precise server setup requirements, the most sensible choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is not a concern. You have full server root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware specs

Most hosting corporations, including us at 1DUR Media, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your requirements. The configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a convenient software tool if you would like to use 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 three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers via a Secure Shell console only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to grant root access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not give you root-level access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who has numerous online portals that require lots of system resources, but wishes to manage the websites, databases and email accounts via an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at 1DUR Media 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 too. Backups are also an extra option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges deletes something by accident.