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Explanation of Dedicated Web Hosting

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three basic kinds - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared hosting servers host lots of clients and thus the resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS web hosting offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you like without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-requiring site, or just has very precise server architecture requirements, the smartest choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is willing to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not an issue. You gain complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting providers, incl. us at Zackdesignz Hosting, provide several different hardware configurations you can choose from in keeping with your requirements. The hardware configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy tool if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated web hosting through a Secure Shell terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to give root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not offer complete root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who has a lot of web portals that swallow lots of system resources, but would like to manage the sites, databases and mailbox accounts through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Zackdesignz Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges deletes something by accident.