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How Does Dedicated Hosting Operate?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host multiple clients and so the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS offer more configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to perform everything you think fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a frequently visited site, or just has very special web server architecture requirements, the smartest option is a dedicated servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is of no importance. You gain complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting providers, incl. us at Tripplehost, offer several hardware configurations you can select from depending on your needs. The configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is handy software if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell terminal only. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you decide to give access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a fine idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP graphical user interface that we provide does not give you complete server root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who maintains a lot of web sites that demand a lot of system resources, but would rather administer the online portals, databases and e-mail accounts through an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages rather than using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Tripplehost 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 servers as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root privileges erases something by accident.