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How Does Dedicated Hosting Operate?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three principal sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers accommodate multiple customers and therefore the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS hosting give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the opportunity to do everything you want without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a high resource-consuming web site, or just has very special web server architecture requirements, the most suitable choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is of no importance. You have root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and meddling with your websites.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting providers, incl. us at TriQul, provide different hardware configurations you can choose from depending on your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy software tool if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers through an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you want to give root-level access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel user interface that we provide does not include full server root access and is mostly suitable for somebody who maintains multiple online portals that swallow a lot of resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and email accounts through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at TriQul the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges deletes something accidentally.