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Dedicated Servers Description

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host numerous customers and therefore the system resources per user account are restricted, VPS plans give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the option to do everything you like without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your corporation has a resource-swallowing site, or simply has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the most appropriate choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is not a problem. You get root access and can use 100 percent of the web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting firms, incl. us at Westgate WEBS Hosting and Free Domains, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from in consonance with your necessities. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient software tool if you want to utilize the dedicated web hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns lots of web pages that consume lots of system resources, but would rather manage the web sites, databases and mail accounts using an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated hosting web server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your server, like a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Westgate WEBS Hosting and Free Domains the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on two server hard disks as a precaution in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges deletes something by accident.