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How Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Operate?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three basic varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers host multiple customers and therefore the resources per user account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the independence to carry out everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy-traffic online portal, or simply has very explicit server setup requirements, the most relevant choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is not a concern. You gain full server root access and can use 100 percent of the hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting companies, incl. us at Isle Hosting, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from in keeping with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated web hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you decide to give root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not give you root-level access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains a lot of online portals that require plenty of resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and email boxes using a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than using the dedicated hosting web server only for yourself, you should choose 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 the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Isle 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 too. Backups are also a bonus option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something accidentally.