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When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 principal varieties - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate plenty of customers and therefore the system resources per account are restricted, virtual private web servers give you more server configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated web hosting servers offer you the chance to do everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated hosting servers are normally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a busy web page, or just has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the most logical choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is of no concern. You get full server root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and messing with your sites.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting providers, including Resellers Panel, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from in consonance with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can select a hosting CP, which is a useful user interface if you wish to use the hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. Resellers Panel, for instance, provides three sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (most 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, even more so if you decide to grant access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP graphical user interface that Resellers Panel offers does not give you root-level access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns many web pages that swallow lots of system resources, but wants to manage the sites, databases and e-mail box accounts through an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of utilizing the hosting server just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting web server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Resellers Panel monitors all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the server too. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on their own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access erases something unintentionally.