What Does Dedicated Web Hosting Denote?
When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 basic sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting servers host plenty of customers and so the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS web hosting give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to perform everything you decide without interfering with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated servers?
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x240 GB SSD Hard Drives
16 GB DDR4 RAM
2x240 GB SSD Hard Drives
Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a high-traffic website, or just has very specific web server architecture requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no importance. You get complete root access and can use 100% of the server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your web pages.
The majority of website hosting companies, including us at hostleonard, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in accordance with your requirements. The hardware configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a handy tool if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a self-confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through an SSH client only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to give full server root access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we offer does not include full server root privileges and is chiefly suitable for someone who has many web portals that devour a lot of resources, but would rather administer the web sites, databases and e-mail accounts via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at hostleonard 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 servers as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access deletes something accidentally.