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What are Dedicated Web Hosting Servers?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 main types - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and thus the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to carry out everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is very simple. If your firm has a heavy-traffic site, or just has very special server architecture requirements, the most logical choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a problem. You obtain full root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of website hosting companies, including us at AEY WEB HOSTING, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from according to your needs. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a handy user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated web server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to grant full root privileges to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software activated is a fine idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not offer full root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who maintains numerous sites that require plenty of system resources, but would like to manage the web portals, databases and e-mailboxes through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts instead of using the web hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at AEY WEB HOSTING 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 web hosting server too. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access erases something accidentally.