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What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three basic types - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of customers and thus the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to carry out everything you think fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your corporation has a high-traffic online portal, or simply has very precise server architecture requirements, the most suitable choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a concern. You are bestowed with complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware architectures

The majority of web hosting providers, incl. us at Mir Sharif Hosting, provide different hardware architectures you can select from in keeping with your necessities. The hardware architectures include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful software tool if you wish to use the dedicated web hosting server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you decide to give full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP interface that we provide does not give you full server root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who has numerous sites that swallow a lot of resources, but would like to administer the online portals, databases and mails through an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting web server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Mir Sharif Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on two server hard disks as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access erases something accidentally.