What Actually are Dedicated Servers?
When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 basic categories - hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host numerous clients and hence the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to perform everything you want without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated servers?
8 GB DDR3 RAM
2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
16 GB DDR3 RAM
4x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-devouring online portal, or just has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You gain complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your web pages.
Most web hosting companies, including us at C Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from in accordance with your demands. The hardware architectures include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a handy graphical user interface if you would like to use the dedicated servers for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting CP of your preference
If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers through an SSH console exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you decide to grant complete server root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not offer root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who runs multiple web sites that require plenty of resources, but wants to manage the websites, databases and e-mail addresses through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at C 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 servers too. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two hard drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access erases something accidentally.