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Dedicated Servers Web Hosting Definition
When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of clients and so the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to do everything you wish without interfering with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?
Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a resource-requiring site, or simply has very specific web server architecture requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no importance. You obtain full root access and can utilize 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your web sites.
Most shared web hosting vendors, incl. us at Zonk Host, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from on the basis of your requirements. The hardware configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a useful interface if you want to utilize the server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting CP of your choice
If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH connection exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you choose to grant full root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not include full server root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who runs multiple web portals that consume a lot of resources, but would rather administer the online portals, databases and mail aliases via an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated server just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server 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 desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Zonk Host 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 web hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges deletes something by accident.