Dedicated Hosting Servers Defined
When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 major kinds - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers host lots of clients and hence the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more configuration independence, but also influence other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you see fit without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?
16 GB DDR3 RAM
4x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a resource-demanding web page, or simply has very specific web server architecture requirements, the most relevant option is a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not a concern. You gain root access and can use 100% of the server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your web portals.
The majority of web hosting vendors, including us at CIS Hosting, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from based on your needs. The hardware configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you would like to utilize the web hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting CP of your preference
If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH client exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to give access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not offer full server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who has lots of web portals that swallow plenty of resources, but would rather administer the websites, databases and mail addresses via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the web server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at CIS 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given access erases something unintentionally.