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What Indeed are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 main kinds - shared hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to do everything you decide without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a busy web portal, or simply has very precise web server configuration requirements, the most intelligent choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is of no concern. You gain full root privileges and can utilize 100% of the server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting service providers, incl. us at CIS Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from on the basis of your demands. The hardware configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a useful tool if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH console only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to give root privileges to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not include root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who runs multiple sites that require plenty of resources, but would like to administer the websites, databases and e-mail boxes through a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at CIS 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 hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access erases something accidentally.