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Dedicated Web Hosting Definition

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three main sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting servers accommodate many customers and therefore the resources per user account are limited, VPS web hosting offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other VPS servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to carry out everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-devouring web portal, or simply has very specific web server architecture requirements, the most relevant option would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is not an issue. You gain full root-level access and can utilize 100% of the hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware configurations

Most website hosting companies, incl. us at uGottaHost.com, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from in consonance with your demands. The hardware architectures include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through an SSH client exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to give full root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we offer does not give you root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who maintains multiple online portals that consume plenty of resources, but would like to manage the sites, databases and email mailbox accounts through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should choose 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 case of a predicament with your dedicated server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at uGottaHost.com 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 servers as well. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something accidentally.