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How Does Dedicated Hosting Function?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 basic categories - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate multiple clients and so the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS packages give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the chance to perform everything you wish without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a heavy resource-requiring site, or simply has very explicit server architecture requirements, the most logical choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not a problem. You obtain full server root access and can use 100% of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware specs

Most hosting companies, including us at Global Pro Hosting, provide several different hardware configurations you can select from as per your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is handy software if you wish to use the hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage 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 expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that we offer does not give you full server root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who runs lots of web pages that require a lot of system resources, but would rather manage the web pages, databases and e-mail aliases using a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web 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 problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Global Pro Hosting 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 server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root access deletes something by mistake.