Dedicated Servers Description
When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three main sorts - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host numerous clients and therefore the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS packages give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to perform everything you think fit without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated server?
Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared servers or private virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a intense-traffic online portal, or simply has very explicit server configuration requirements, the proper option is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is of no concern. You are bestowed with root access and can utilize 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your online portals.
Most hosting corporations, including us at Hosting Webs UK, provide several different hardware configurations you can select from on the basis of your requirements. The configurations include different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you want to utilize the hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting CP of your choosing
If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to give full root-level access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we offer does not offer root privileges and is chiefly suitable for someone who has multiple sites that devour lots of resources, but wants to administer the web portals, databases and electronic mail addresses through an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the web server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Web 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 dedicated hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Hosting Webs UK 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 as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges deletes something by mistake.