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How Dedicated Hosting Servers Function

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three principal varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers accommodate plenty of clients and therefore the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS hosting give you more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the possibility to do everything you please without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are generally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your firm has a regularly visited web page, or simply has very precise web server setup requirements, the most suitable choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You are bestowed with full server root access and can use 100% of the web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of web hosting vendors, incl. us at Lukas Hosting, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from depending on your necessities. The configurations include different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful graphical user interface if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers via a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to give complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not give you full root access and is mostly suitable for someone who has many web pages that demand a lot of resources, but desires to manage the websites, databases and e-mail addresses through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should pick 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 hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Lukas 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 extra feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on 2 server hard disks as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root access deletes something by accident.