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Dedicated Hosting Explanation

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 major kinds - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web servers accommodate multiple clients and hence the system resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server accounts offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the independence to carry out everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a resource-swallowing web portal, or simply has very exact web server architecture requirements, the right option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not an issue. You get root-level access and can use 100% of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting corporations, including us at GumnutHost, provide several different hardware architectures you can select from based on your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you wish to use the dedicated server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through SSH exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not include root-level access and is mostly suitable for somebody who has numerous web pages that swallow plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the web pages, databases and email aliases through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of utilizing the web server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at GumnutHost the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access erases something by accident.