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What Exactly is Dedicated Servers Web Hosting?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 major sorts - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated server web hosting. Shared web hosting servers host a lot of customers and so the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS web hosting offer more configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated web hosting servers offer you the autonomy to carry out everything you decide without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting servers?

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Dedicated web hosting servers are generally much more high-priced than shared servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a frequently visited website, or simply has very precise web server setup requirements, the most appropriate option is a dedicated web hosting servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no concern. You gain complete server root access and can use 100% of the dedicated server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specs

The majority of website hosting providers, including us at Downy, provide several hardware architectures you can select from in consonance with your requirements. The hardware configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you want to use the dedicated web hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated web hosting servers through an SSH terminal only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to give root-level access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software installed is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting CP user interface that we offer does not give you root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who has many websites that demand lots of system resources, but desires to manage the websites, databases and email addresses through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated web hosting servers just 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 web hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Downy the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two disk drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access deletes something accidentally.