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What Does Dedicated Hosting Mean?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 principal varieties - shared hosting web servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host plenty of customers and so the resources per account are limited, VPS plans offer more configuration independence, but also influence other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the independence to do everything you please without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your company has a heavy resource-requiring online portal, or simply has very explicit server configuration requirements, the smartest option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You have root access and can use 100 percent of the server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting companies, including us at Infosoft Technologies, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from in line with your necessities. The configurations include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is handy software if you wish to use the dedicated web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to give full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a good idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software tool that we offer does not give you full server root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who maintains plenty of online portals that absorb a lot of system resources, but wants to administer the online portals, databases and electronic mail accounts via an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting web server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Infosoft Technologies 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 as well. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access erases something accidentally.