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Dedicated Web Hosting Definition

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three basic types - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of clients and hence the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS web hosting offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to carry out everything you desire without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is very simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-requiring website, or simply has very special web server architecture requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is of no importance. You get full root privileges and can use 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware configurations

Most website hosting vendors, including us at Web Host Miami, provide several hardware configurations you can select from based on your demands. The configurations include different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you want to use the dedicated servers for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers via an SSH console only. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to give full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we offer does not offer full server root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who owns many sites that absorb plenty of resources, but desires to administer the websites, databases and mailbox accounts using a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

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 hosting web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Web Host Miami 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 as well. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges deletes something by accident.