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What Exactly is Dedicated Hosting?

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When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 major categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers host numerous customers and thus the system resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the chance to do everything you desire without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your firm has a high resource-devouring site, or simply has very explicit server configuration requirements, the proper option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You are granted full server root access and can utilize 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting firms, incl. us at NM-ICT, provide several hardware configurations you can select from in accordance with your demands. The configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you wish to use the dedicated web server for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to grant complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not give you full server root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who maintains lots of web pages that devour a lot of resources, but desires to administer the web sites, databases and electronic mail addresses via a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated hosting server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at NM-ICT 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 a bonus option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges deletes something by mistake.

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