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Dedicated Plans Definition

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three basic kinds - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host lots of clients and hence the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS accounts give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the chance to do everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-absorbing website, or simply has very explicit server architecture requirements, the most suitable choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You receive root access and can use 100% of the server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting corporations, including us at WebTronicLife, provide several different hardware configurations you can choose from as per your demands. The configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different traffic quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a useful tool if you wish to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you want to give full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-installed is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting CP GUI that we offer does not include complete root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who runs many web portals that consume a lot of resources, but wishes to administer the online portals, databases and email box accounts via a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at WebTronicLife 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 an extra option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete server root access deletes something by accident.