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How Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Work?

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When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 principal varieties - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers host a lot of customers and therefore the resources per user account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more configuration liberty, but also influence other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to do everything you see fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a high resource-swallowing web page, or just has very exact web server architecture requirements, the most suitable option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is not a problem. You get root privileges and can use 100% of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting firms, incl. us at Althanium MM, offer several different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your needs. The configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is useful software if you would like to use the web hosting server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give full server root access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a fine idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software tool that we offer does not offer full root-level access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who owns many web sites that require plenty of resources, but would rather manage the online portals, databases and e-mail aliases through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the hosting server solely 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 the event of a predicament with your server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Althanium MM 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 hosting server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two hard disks as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something by mistake.

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