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Explanation of Dedicated Hosting

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three major varieties - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared servers host plenty of clients and thus the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the liberty to do everything you please without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a frequently visited web site, or just has very exact server configuration requirements, the proper choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not a problem. You gain complete server root access and can use 100% of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your online portals.

Hardware architectures

Most web hosting service providers, incl. us at Flying Sulcer, offer several hardware architectures you can pick from based on your requirements. The configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is useful software if you wish to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide three types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated hosting via a Secure Shell connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant root access to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia Control Panel interface that we offer does not give you full root-level access and is mostly suitable for somebody who has numerous sites that demand plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the web portals, databases and mail accounts using an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant root access and offer 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than using the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

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 case of a predicament with your server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Flying Sulcer the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access erases something by mistake.