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How Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Work?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 basic categories - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web servers accommodate lots of customers and therefore the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more configuration freedom, but also influence other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the opportunity to perform everything you please without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your company has a heavy resource-swallowing online portal, or just has very special web server configuration requirements, the right option is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is of no importance. You gain complete server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of web hosting corporations, including us at OMEGA Hosting, provide different hardware configurations you can select from on the basis of your requirements. The configurations include different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a useful software tool if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers through a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant complete root-level access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we offer does not offer full root access and is mainly suitable for someone who runs numerous web portals that consume lots of system resources, but would like to manage the websites, databases and email addresses via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than using the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at OMEGA Hosting 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 too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges deletes something by mistake.