Definition of Dedicated Web Hosting
When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 basic kinds - shared hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host multiple clients and therefore the resources per account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more configuration independence, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to do everything you like without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated server?
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x250 GB HDD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
256 GB SSD Hard Drive
Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your firm has a resource-devouring online portal, or just has very explicit web server configuration requirements, the wisest choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no concern. You are given full root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your online portals.
Most web hosting providers, incl. us at EseHost.com, provide several hardware architectures you can pick from depending on your demands. The configurations include different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you would like to use the dedicated server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting CP of your choosing
If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give complete server root access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software activated is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel interface that we provide does not give you complete root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who has plenty of sites that absorb a lot of system resources, but wants to administer the web portals, databases and e-mail boxes using a user-friendly hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting server only 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 problem with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at EseHost.com 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 extra option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root-level access deletes something by accident.