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Dedicated Hosting Servers Clarified

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When we talk about hosting servers, there are three principal categories - shared hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate lots of clients and therefore the system resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to carry out everything you choose without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a resource-devouring website, or just has very precise server architecture requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not an issue. You are granted full server root access and can use 100% of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of web hosting companies, including us at St. Clare Web Hosting, provide several different hardware architectures you can select from based on your requirements. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient software tool if you want to utilize the dedicated web server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of web hosting 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 servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to grant access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we offer does not include full server root access and is mainly suitable for someone who has plenty of web pages that demand plenty of system resources, but would like to administer the sites, databases and e-mailbox accounts via an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the hosting server solely 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 server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at St. Clare Web Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root access erases something by mistake.

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4 GB DDR3 RAM 8 GB DDR3 RAM 8 GB DDR3 RAM 8 GB DDR3 RAM 16 GB DDR3 RAM 16 GB DDR4 RAM
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