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What Does Dedicated Web Hosting Mean?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three principal varieties - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared servers accommodate plenty of clients and so the resources per user account are restricted, VPS web hosting give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to carry out everything you please without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a busy site, or simply has very special server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice is a dedicated servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is not a problem. You are granted root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting companies, incl. us at Lifenethost, provide several different hardware configurations you can choose from depending on your requirements. The hardware architectures include different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful tool if you want to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal 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 choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell terminal only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to grant root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not give you root-level access and is mainly appropriate for someone who owns plenty of web sites that absorb a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the web portals, databases and electronic mail accounts using a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Lifenethost 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 servers as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something by mistake.