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What is Dedicated Hosting?
When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 basic types - shared website hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate a lot of customers and hence the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to do everything you see fit without messing with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?
Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your company has a large-scale web site, or just has very exact server configuration requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not an issue. You have full root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your online portals.
The majority of web hosting providers, including us at funhostr, provide several hardware architectures you can select from in consonance with your needs. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can pick a Control Panel, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you want to use the dedicated web server for hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting Control Panel of your preference
If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH console exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to grant complete server root access to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software tool that we offer does not include complete root-level access and is mainly suitable for someone who maintains a lot of web sites that devour plenty of system resources, but wants to administer the websites, databases and e-mail addresses via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated web hosting server just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at funhostr the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access erases something by mistake.