Call now! (ID:291343)
Live Chat is offline.
HomeWeb Hosting ArticlesDescription of Dedicated Services

Description of Dedicated Services

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 principal types - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host a lot of customers and so the system resources per account are limited, VPS plans give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the option to do everything you desire without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Xeon E3 v5
Xeon E3-1240L V5 2.10 GHz (4 Cores)
2x240 GB SSD Hard Drives
$85.00 / month
Please wait...
Xeon E3 v3
Xeon E3-1240L V3 2.00 GHz (4 Cores)
2x480 GB SSD Hard Drives
$85.00 / month
Please wait...

Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-swallowing online portal, or simply has very specific server setup requirements, the most appropriate option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is not a concern. You are given root-level access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting companies, incl. us at TecWeb21 Hosting, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from on the basis of your requirements. The configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a handy software tool if you would like to utilize the dedicated server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you decide to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not offer full server root access and is mainly appropriate for somebody who has multiple web sites that demand lots of resources, but desires to manage the web pages, databases and mailboxes through an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the hosting server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at TecWeb21 Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges deletes something by mistake.