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What Does Dedicated Hosting Signify?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 principal categories - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate many customers and so the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS plans offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you choose without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your corporation has a repeatedly visited web page, or simply has very special server setup requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You have root privileges and can use 100% of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and meddling with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting firms, incl. us at JSoto Hosting, offer several hardware configurations you can pick from on the basis of your necessities. The configurations include different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient software tool if you want to use the server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH terminal only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to grant root privileges to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting CP user interface that we provide does not give you full root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who owns many websites that demand plenty of resources, but prefers to administer the online portals, databases and mails using a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated web hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at JSoto 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 server too. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access erases something by mistake.