How Do Dedicated Hosting Servers Function?
When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers host a lot of clients and so the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans give you more configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to perform everything you wish without messing with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?
Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-consuming website, or just has very special web server setup requirements, the best choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You acquire full server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your web portals.
The majority of shared hosting corporations, including us at LUFDY, provide different hardware configurations you can choose from in consonance with your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The Control Panel of your preference
If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to give root privileges to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia Control Panel graphical user interface that we provide does not include complete root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who owns multiple websites that demand a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and email mailbox accounts via an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root-level access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at LUFDY the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access erases something unintentionally.