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How Does Dedicated Hosting Operate?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main categories - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host plenty of customers and so the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS plans offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to perform everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared web servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy-content web page, or simply has very explicit server configuration requirements, the most reasonable option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is of no importance. You receive complete root access and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of hosting distributors, incl. us at Ado Server, provide different hardware configurations you can select from as per your requirements. The configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient interface if you would like to use the server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH client exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to grant root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia Control Panel interface that we offer does not offer complete root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who has multiple sites that devour lots of resources, but wishes to administer the web sites, databases and electronic mail aliases via an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the server just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Ado Server 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 server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something unintentionally.