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Dedicated Web Hosting Description

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 major categories - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web hosting servers accommodate numerous clients and thus the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS web hosting offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to carry out everything you want without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your company has a popular web page, or just has very explicit web server setup requirements, the smartest option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not an issue. You are granted root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of website hosting firms, incl. us at GswHosting, provide several hardware architectures you can select from in accordance with your demands. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a useful user interface if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell client only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to grant full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP graphical user interface that we offer does not offer root-level access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who owns numerous websites that devour plenty of system resources, but desires to administer the websites, databases and email addresses through a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at GswHosting 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 servers as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two server hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access deletes something accidentally.