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What Exactly is Dedicated Servers Hosting?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 major varieties - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers host multiple customers and hence the system resources per user account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to carry out everything you like without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your company has a intense-traffic web portal, or just has very exact server configuration requirements, the proper option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You gain full root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware specifications

Most shared hosting corporations, incl. us at Holt Technology Corporation, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from in keeping with your needs. The hardware architectures include different kinds of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic usage quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you would like to use the dedicated web hosting server for hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell connection only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software that we provide does not give you full server root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for someone who owns plenty of websites that absorb plenty of resources, but would rather administer the sites, databases and emails using an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should pick 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 predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Holt Technology Corporation the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something accidentally.