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What is Dedicated Web Hosting?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 basic types - website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of customers and thus the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS web hosting offer more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated web hosting servers give you the option to carry out everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting servers?

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Dedicated web hosting servers are generally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a heavy resource-devouring web portal, or just has very explicit server architecture requirements, the most appropriate option is a dedicated web hosting servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is not a concern. You gain full root access and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of hosting vendors, including us at marianahost, provide several hardware configurations you can select from based on your demands. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you want to utilize the dedicated web hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated web hosting servers through an SSH tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to give root privileges to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not give you root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who runs lots of online portals that devour a lot of resources, but would like to manage the web portals, databases and email accounts using an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting 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 web hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at marianahost the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated web hosting servers as well. Backups are also a bonus 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 keep the very same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access erases something unintentionally.