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How Dedicated Hosting Servers Function

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 basic kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers host many customers and thus the resources per user account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the independence to do everything you please without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-consuming web page, or simply has very specific web server architecture requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is not a problem. You are given complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting companies, including us at VBS Business Tech Solutions, provide several hardware architectures you can select from in keeping with your requirements. The hardware configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a handy user interface if you want to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers through a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you want to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a good idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software tool that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs numerous web sites that swallow lots of resources, but wishes to administer the web portals, databases and e-mail addresses through a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at VBS Business Tech Solutions the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two hard disks as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges erases something unintentionally.