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What are Dedicated Web Hosting Servers?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main kinds - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate multiple clients and therefore the resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the chance to perform everything you wish without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a repeatedly visited website, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the wisest choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not a concern. You are granted full server root access and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specifications

Most website hosting distributors, incl. us at 212hosting.com, offer several different hardware configurations you can choose from based on your needs. The configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy interface if you want to utilize the dedicated web hosting server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH console exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a good idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel interface that we provide does not include full server root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who owns plenty of web pages that consume a lot of resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and email addresses via a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

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 server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at 212hosting.com the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root access deletes something by mistake.