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What Does Dedicated Hosting Denote?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 basic sorts - hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate a lot of clients and so the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS give you more configuration independence, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to perform everything you wish without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

AMD 2
2x Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (12 cores)
16 GB DDR3 RAM
4x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
$135.00 / month
AMD 1
Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (6 cores)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
$115.00 / month
 

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a high-traffic web page, or simply has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the proper option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is not an issue. You gain full root privileges and can use 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting companies, including us at IT4MF Hosting, offer several different hardware architectures you can choose from in keeping with your demands. The hardware architectures include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different traffic quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers via an SSH terminal exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give complete root-level access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we provide does not give you root privileges and is mostly appropriate for somebody who owns multiple web portals that swallow a lot of system resources, but would rather manage the web sites, databases and email mailbox accounts using an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at IT4MF Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access erases something unintentionally.