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Dedicated Hosting Revealed

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 major sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers host plenty of clients and thus the resources per account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you decide without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a frequently visited website, or just has very special server setup requirements, the most appropriate option is a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not a concern. You gain root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the physical server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of shared hosting corporations, incl. us at lumenhost, offer several different hardware architectures you can choose from in line with your requirements. The hardware configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated web hosting server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel only. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to grant full root privileges to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software activated is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not give you full root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who runs numerous web pages that require lots of resources, but wants to administer the sites, databases and e-mail box accounts via an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at lumenhost 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 too. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access deletes something accidentally.