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What are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 principal kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and therefore the resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you see fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your corporation has a content-heavy web portal, or simply has very exact web server configuration requirements, the most suitable choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not a problem. You obtain complete root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of web hosting vendors, including us at Blue Ribbon Hosting, provide several hardware architectures you can pick from depending on your needs. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you want to use the dedicated hosting servers for hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers via SSH only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you choose to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not offer complete root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who runs a lot of web sites that consume lots of resources, but prefers to administer the web portals, databases and mailbox accounts through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Blue Ribbon Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on 2 disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access deletes something by accident.