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Dedicated Hosting Explained

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 main categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers host lots of customers and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers give you the opportunity to perform everything you like without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are usually much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your firm has a resource-demanding online portal, or just has very precise web server architecture requirements, the most appropriate choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is of no importance. You are granted root privileges and can use 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most website hosting firms, including us at JB1 Hosting, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from on the basis of your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers via SSH exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to grant root-level access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not offer full server root privileges and is chiefly suitable for someone who owns numerous websites that absorb lots of resources, but desires to manage the online portals, databases and email addresses via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than using the dedicated hosting servers solely 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 hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at JB1 Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access erases something accidentally.