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What are Dedicated Web Hosting Servers?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers host multiple clients and therefore the system resources per account are limited, virtual private server plans give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to perform everything you desire without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a resource-absorbing online portal, or just has very precise server setup requirements, the most suitable option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You have root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware specs

Most website hosting firms, incl. us at RNR Media Hosting, offer several hardware architectures you can choose from according to your needs. The hardware configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server via SSH only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you want to give full root privileges to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we offer does not offer complete server root access and is chiefly suitable for someone who maintains lots of web pages that swallow lots of resources, but wants to manage the sites, databases and email mailboxes using a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting web server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at RNR Media Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on two hard drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root-level access deletes something by accident.