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How Do Dedicated Servers Function?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three principal sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host lots of customers and thus the resources per account are limited, VPS plans give you more configuration independence, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is quite simple. If your corporation has a large website, or simply has very precise web server setup requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is of no importance. You are granted full server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting companies, including us at Web Host EZ, offer several hardware architectures you can choose from according to your requirements. The configurations include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated web hosting server for hosting purposes only and choose not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we offer does not offer full root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for someone who owns lots of web portals that consume lots of resources, but would rather manage the web sites, databases and electronic mail aliases through an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Web Host EZ 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 feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something by accident.