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Dedicated Server Web Hosting Clarified

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers host many clients and therefore the system resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server accounts offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to carry out everything you please without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a large online portal, or just has very explicit web server setup requirements, the right option is a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is of no importance. You have root access and can use 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared web hosting suppliers, including us at Lizzdmc Productions LLC, offer several hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your necessities. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is handy software if you wish to utilize the dedicated hosting server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you decide to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we provide does not give you full root-level access and is mainly suitable for someone who maintains plenty of sites that require lots of resources, but would like to manage the web portals, databases and mail accounts via an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Lizzdmc Productions LLC the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access erases something unintentionally.