What Does Dedicated Hosting Denote?
When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 basic kinds - hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host many customers and thus the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to carry out everything you think fit without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated servers?
Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a high resource-requiring web portal, or just has very precise server setup requirements, the most intelligent option would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not a concern. You gain full server root privileges and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your web pages.
Most web hosting suppliers, including us at My SmartHost, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from depending on your needs. The hardware configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a useful interface if you want to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a confident Linux OS user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to give full root-level access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting CP user interface that we offer does not give you root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who owns multiple websites that swallow plenty of system resources, but prefers to manage the sites, databases and e-mail addresses via an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at My SmartHost 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 servers too. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access deletes something unintentionally.