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What Precisely are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal types - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting web servers accommodate a lot of clients and so the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS hosting give you more configuration independence, but also influence other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers give you the freedom to do everything you like without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your company has a regularly visited web site, or simply has very special web server setup requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the higher price is of no importance. You have full root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specifications

Most website hosting firms, including us at MSM Instant Webs Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from as per your demands. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is handy software if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers via a Secure Shell client only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer full root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who has numerous web sites that devour a lot of resources, but desires to administer the web portals, databases and e-mail boxes via a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you root-level access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at MSM Instant Webs Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access deletes something by accident.