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Dedicated Servers Definition

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 basic categories - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of customers and so the resources per account are limited, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to carry out everything you wish without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are normally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a resource-devouring site, or simply has very specific web server configuration requirements, the most logical choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You receive root access and can utilize 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting providers, incl. us at PlanetAloha.Info, provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from in line with your necessities. The configurations include different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you would like to utilize the dedicated web server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to grant full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not offer full server root access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who runs many web portals that devour plenty of system resources, but desires to administer the web pages, databases and e-mail aliases through an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than using the dedicated hosting web server solely for yourself, you should pick 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 the event of a predicament with your web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at PlanetAloha.Info 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 a bonus feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access deletes something by mistake.