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What In Fact are Dedicated Web Hosting Servers?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three basic kinds - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate plenty of customers and so the system resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server plans give you more configuration freedom, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to perform everything you prefer without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a regularly visited site, or just has very specific web server setup requirements, the proper option is a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You have full root-level access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and meddling with your web pages.

Hardware specifications

The majority of website hosting companies, including us at DMR Hosting, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from in accordance with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a convenient software tool if you wish to utilize the server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give full root privileges to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we provide does not give you full root access and is mostly suitable for someone who has multiple websites that demand a lot of resources, but wants to manage the sites, databases and email boxes using a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at DMR Hosting 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 web hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access erases something accidentally.