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Dedicated Web Hosting Clarified

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three principal kinds - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host lots of clients and so the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration independence, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you like without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a content-heavy online portal, or just has very specific server architecture requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is not an issue. You obtain root privileges and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting corporations, including us at Zackdesignz Hosting, provide several hardware configurations you can pick from according to your demands. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you wish to use the dedicated server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to grant root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software tool that we provide does not give you root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who owns plenty of online portals that absorb lots of resources, but would like to administer the sites, databases and electronic mail aliases through a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated web hosting server just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Zackdesignz Hosting 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 server too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something accidentally.