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Definition of Dedicated Hosting Services

When we speak of hosting servers, there are 3 main sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting web servers host numerous customers and thus the resources per user account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more server configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers give you the liberty to perform everything you think fit without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are normally much more high-priced than shared servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a high resource-devouring web site, or just has very specific server architecture requirements, the most sensible choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is of no concern. You are given full root-level access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting vendors, incl. us at YTS Host, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from on the basis of your requirements. The configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a convenient GUI if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers through an SSH client only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software that we provide does not give you complete root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who runs lots of web portals that swallow a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the web portals, databases and e-mail accounts through an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of 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 matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at YTS Host 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 as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root privileges deletes something by mistake.