Dedicated Hosting Plans Clarified
When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three basic categories - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web servers accommodate many customers and hence the resources per account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the liberty to carry out everything you please without meddling with anyone else.
Dedicated hosting servers are usually much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a repeatedly visited web portal, or just has very special server architecture requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You have full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your web portals.
The majority of website hosting corporations, incl. us at Web Hosting Professional, provide several hardware architectures you can pick from depending on your requirements. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting Control Panel of your choice
If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers via SSH exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you decide to grant root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not include root-level access and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs many web pages that demand lots of resources, but wants to manage the online portals, databases and emails through an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Web Hosting Professional the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on two server hard disks as a precaution in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access deletes something by mistake.