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What Does Dedicated Hosting Signify?

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When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 basic types - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and so the system resources per user account are limited, VPS accounts offer more configuration autonomy, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you choose without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a big online portal, or just has very specific web server architecture requirements, the wisest option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not an issue. You are granted full server root privileges and can use 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of hosting suppliers, including us at Archon Hosting, provide several different hardware architectures you can choose from in consonance with your demands. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you would like to utilize the hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to grant full root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software that we offer does not offer root-level access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who owns many websites that consume a lot of resources, but would rather manage the web sites, databases and e-mail box accounts through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root privileges and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Archon Hosting 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 too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges erases something unintentionally.

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