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Explanation of Dedicated Hosting

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal kinds - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers host plenty of clients and so the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the option to do everything you desire without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a frequently visited web site, or just has very specific server configuration requirements, the most sensible choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is not a problem. You obtain full server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting companies, including us at Anarchista Networks, offer several different hardware configurations you can select from in accordance with your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a handy user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated web hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through SSH only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to give full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not give you complete server root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who owns a lot of sites that swallow lots of resources, but would rather administer the web pages, databases and e-mailboxes via a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated server solely for yourself, you should select 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 dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Anarchista Networks 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access erases something by accident.

 
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