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Explanation of Dedicated Hosting

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 major categories - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and thus the resources per account are restricted, virtual private server plans give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to carry out everything you want without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is very simple. If your corporation has a resource-demanding web page, or simply has very specific web server architecture requirements, the most intelligent choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is not a problem. You obtain complete root-level access and can use 100% of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting corporations, incl. us at Angelionics Web Hosting, provide different hardware architectures you can choose from based on your needs. The configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH connection only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not include full root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who has a lot of web portals that swallow plenty of system resources, but would like to administer the online portals, databases and mail accounts using an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Angelionics 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 as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two server disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access erases something accidentally.