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Dedicated Server Plans Clarified

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three principal kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and so the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private servers give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to carry out everything you choose without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-absorbing web site, or simply has very special server setup requirements, the best choice is a dedicated servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no importance. You obtain root privileges and can use 100% of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of web hosting corporations, incl. us at 101Hosting.com, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a useful tool if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through an SSH client only. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant full server root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not offer full server root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for someone who owns lots of online portals that absorb a lot of system resources, but would rather manage the sites, databases and e-mailbox accounts via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

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 dedicated server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at 101Hosting.com 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 servers as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges deletes something by mistake.