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Definition of Dedicated Hosting

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 major categories - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting servers accommodate many clients and so the resources per user account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the chance to carry out everything you see fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your firm has a high resource-requiring web page, or simply has very explicit web server setup requirements, the most relevant choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is of no concern. You are given full root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

Most website hosting vendors, incl. us at PN Scripts, offer several hardware configurations you can pick from on the basis of your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a convenient user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers via a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel user interface that we offer does not offer root privileges and is mainly suitable for someone who has a lot of sites that swallow plenty of system resources, but prefers to administer the websites, databases and email aliases via an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root privileges and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers only 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 servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at PN Scripts the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges erases something by accident.