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How Dedicated Hosting Works

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal types - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host many clients and thus the resources per user account are limited, VPS plans offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to perform everything you desire without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a high-traffic website, or just has very special web server configuration requirements, the best choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You receive full server root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting companies, incl. us at Go Digital Website, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from in line with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you would like to utilize the hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we offer does not offer complete root-level access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns plenty of web pages that require lots of resources, but would rather administer the websites, databases and electronic mail accounts using an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of using the dedicated hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Go Digital Website 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 server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access erases something unintentionally.