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What Actually is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 basic categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of customers and thus the resources per user account are limited, virtual private servers give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the opportunity to do everything you please without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-consuming web portal, or just has very precise web server configuration requirements, the most intelligent choice is a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not an issue. You receive full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting providers, incl. us at Shosho Mobile, provide different hardware configurations you can choose from as per your demands. The configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you choose to grant root privileges to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we offer does not give you root privileges and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains lots of websites that require plenty of system resources, but would like to administer the web sites, databases and e-mail accounts through an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated servers only 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 servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Shosho Mobile the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated servers as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges deletes something by accident.