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Dedicated Hosting Unmasked

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal varieties - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers host plenty of customers and so the resources per account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more configuration independence, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the liberty to perform everything you desire without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a heavy resource-absorbing online portal, or simply has very explicit server configuration requirements, the proper choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a concern. You get full server root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting service providers, incl. us at Flash Code Hosting, provide several hardware architectures you can select from in keeping with your requirements. The configurations include different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can select a hosting CP, which is a convenient GUI if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers through a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP interface that we provide does not offer complete server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who has multiple web portals that require plenty of system resources, but wants to manage the web sites, databases and mailbox aliases through an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Flash Code Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 hard disks as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access erases something unintentionally.