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Definition of Dedicated Web Hosting

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting web servers host many customers and therefore the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS web hosting give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to do everything you see fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared web servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your firm has a content-heavy web portal, or simply has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is of no concern. You obtain root privileges and can use 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your sites.

Hardware specs

Most hosting firms, incl. us at SupernovaHost, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from on the basis of your needs. The hardware architectures offer different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a handy user interface if you would like to use the dedicated servers for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated web hosting via a Secure Shell connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel user interface that we offer does not offer root privileges and is chiefly suitable for someone who runs many sites that require lots of system resources, but wishes to manage the online portals, databases and mail aliases using an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root privileges and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

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 web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at SupernovaHost 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 too. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access erases something by mistake.