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Definition of Dedicated Plans

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate lots of clients and hence the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS packages give you more configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared servers or private virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a high resource-consuming online portal, or simply has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the most sensible choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is not an issue. You are given complete root-level access and can utilize 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting firms, including us at TechNE, offer different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your demands. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is handy software if you would like to use the web hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to grant complete root-level access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP user interface that we provide does not offer full root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who maintains many sites that demand lots of resources, but would like to manage the websites, databases and email accounts using an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting server solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at TechNE 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 too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access deletes something by mistake.