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What Indeed are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three basic sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers host numerous clients and thus the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to do everything you desire 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 hosting servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your firm has a resource-intensive web portal, or simply has very exact server setup requirements, the wisest choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the greater price is not a problem. You are given root-level access and can utilize 100% of the web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

Most web hosting corporations, incl. us at jamPACKED HOSTiNG, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your needs. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a convenient user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated server for hosting purposes only and choose not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell client exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you want to grant root access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia Control Panel interface that we provide does not offer root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who runs lots of web pages that devour lots of system resources, but wants to manage the online portals, databases and email addresses via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the hosting server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at jamPACKED HOSTiNG the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges deletes something by mistake.