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How Dedicated Hosting Works

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When we speak of hosting servers, there are three main types - hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host many clients and therefore the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS give you more configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to perform everything you prefer without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your corporation has a intense-traffic web site, or simply has very special server setup requirements, the most reasonable option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You are bestowed with complete root-level access and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware specs

Most website hosting providers, incl. us at Albhosting EU, offer several hardware configurations you can pick from in line with your needs. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a useful tool if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers via an SSH tunnel only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to grant complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not include root-level access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains many sites that devour lots of system resources, but prefers to administer the online portals, databases and electronic mail accounts using a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Albhosting EU the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated servers as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access erases something by accident.

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