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Definition of Dedicated Services

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 basic varieties - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate multiple clients and therefore the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS packages give you more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other VPSs on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the option to perform everything you think fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a frequently visited web page, or just has very specific server setup requirements, the most logical option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is of no concern. You acquire root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting distributors, including us at Bullionhost , Manchester, United Kingdom Web Hosting., provide different hardware configurations you can pick from in consonance with your needs. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is convenient software if you would like to use the dedicated hosting server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH connection exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to grant complete server root access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia Control Panel tool that we offer does not offer root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who has numerous online portals that swallow lots of resources, but prefers to manage the websites, databases and mails using an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete server root access and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of using the hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Bullionhost , Manchester, United Kingdom Web Hosting. the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access deletes something unintentionally.