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Explanation of Dedicated Servers Web Hosting

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three major sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate numerous clients and so the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to carry out everything you think fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a data-heavy online portal, or simply has very special web server setup requirements, the most intelligent choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not a problem. You have root privileges and can use 100% of the web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared web hosting service providers, including us at NWISG, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from in line with your requirements. The hardware configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you would like to use the web hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH tunnel only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you decide to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not include full server root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who runs multiple web pages that absorb plenty of resources, but wants to manage the web sites, databases and email addresses via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at NWISG 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 web hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access deletes something by mistake.