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How Does Dedicated Hosting Work?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 principal varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of clients and hence the resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS accounts give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other VPSs on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to do everything you want without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy-traffic site, or simply has very special server configuration requirements, the wisest option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and stability, the greater price is of no importance. You acquire full server root privileges and can utilize 100% of the server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your online portals.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting suppliers, incl. us at jamPACKED HOSTiNG, offer several hardware architectures you can choose from according to your demands. The hardware configurations include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH terminal only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you want to grant complete server root access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not give you root-level access and is mainly suitable for someone who has numerous web sites that require lots of system resources, but desires to administer the web pages, databases and emails via a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than using the web server just for yourself, you should select 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 case of a predicament with your hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at jamPACKED 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 hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given access erases something accidentally.