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What Actually is Dedicated Web Hosting?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three basic types - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate lots of customers and hence the resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more configuration independence, but also affect other virtual servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the option to perform everything you see fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a big web page, or just has very precise server setup requirements, the most logical choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is not a concern. You receive root privileges and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of web hosting companies, including us at Ribap Hosting, offer several different hardware configurations you can pick from in accordance with your needs. The hardware architectures include different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is useful software if you wish to use the hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to grant complete root-level access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not give you complete server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who owns multiple sites that require lots of system resources, but would like to manage the sites, databases and e-mail accounts through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of 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 server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Ribap Hosting 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 server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two hard disks as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something unintentionally.


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