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What Precisely is Dedicated Servers Hosting?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three basic categories - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate numerous clients and hence the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS hosting give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a high resource-requiring web portal, or just has very explicit web server setup requirements, the right choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not a problem. You get full root-level access and can utilize 100% of the server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

Most hosting suppliers, including us at FoxWebTools, provide several different hardware configurations you can pick from in line with your demands. The hardware configurations include different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a Control Panel, which is a useful software tool if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers via an SSH connection only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to give complete server root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we provide does not give you full server root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who maintains plenty of web sites that require lots of resources, but would rather manage the websites, databases and electronic mails via an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated hosting servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at FoxWebTools the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on two server hard disks as a precaution in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access deletes something unintentionally.