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What Precisely are Dedicated Web Hosting Servers?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal types - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers host a lot of clients and hence the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server plans give you more configuration independence, but also influence other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you think fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your company has a high resource-demanding website, or just has very special server configuration requirements, the right choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You receive complete root access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and intervening with your sites.

Hardware configurations

Most shared web hosting distributors, including us at All-Star Hosting, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your necessities. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a useful interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated web server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH client only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to grant full root access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software tool that we offer does not include root access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who maintains lots of sites that consume a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and electronic mail addresses via an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at All-Star Hosting 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 web hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges deletes something unintentionally.