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What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 basic kinds - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate multiple clients and hence the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS packages give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to perform everything you like without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your corporation has a content-heavy web portal, or simply has very precise server configuration requirements, the smartest choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no importance. You receive complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the physical machine's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting distributors, including us at Booming-Biz Hosting, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from on the basis of your requirements. The hardware configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you would like to utilize the web server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH console exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant full root access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not give you root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who maintains numerous web pages that devour a lot of resources, but desires to administer the websites, databases and electronic mail addresses via an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting web server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Booming-Biz Hosting 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 an extra option - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges deletes something by mistake.