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How Do Dedicated Web Hosting Servers Work?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 basic types - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers host many clients and therefore the system resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to carry out everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your corporation has a content-heavy web site, or just has very specific web server architecture requirements, the most suitable choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You obtain complete server root access and can use 100% of the web server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware specs

Most shared web hosting providers, incl. us at Nawazish, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from in line with your demands. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to give full root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting CP user interface that we offer does not give you root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who maintains lots of sites that demand a lot of system resources, but would rather manage the websites, databases and mailboxes using a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose 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 case of a predicament with your dedicated server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Nawazish 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 as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access erases something by mistake.