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Dedicated Hosting Defined

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host lots of clients and so the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you decide without meddling 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 hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your corporation has a large-scale website, or just has very special web server architecture requirements, the wisest choice would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You obtain full root-level access and can use 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware specs

Most website hosting corporations, incl. us at SYSOX Web Services, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from on the basis of your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you wish to use the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to give complete root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not give you root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who has a lot of web portals that absorb plenty of system resources, but wishes to administer the web portals, databases and e-mailbox accounts using a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing 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 case of a predicament with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at SYSOX Web Services the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges erases something by accident.