What Actually are Dedicated Hosting Servers?
When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web servers host numerous clients and therefore the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private server accounts offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to carry out everything you like without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x250 GB HDD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
256 GB SSD Hard Drive
Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-devouring web page, or just has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the best option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You acquire full server root access and can utilize 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your online portals.
Most shared hosting service providers, including us at Mintah Hosting Services, offer several hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your requirements. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is a useful graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The Control Panel of your preference
If you are a confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to grant complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we provide does not offer full server root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for someone who maintains many web pages that swallow lots of resources, but wants to manage the online portals, databases and electronic mails through an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Mintah Hosting Services the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on two disk drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access deletes something by accident.