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How Dedicated Hosting Functions

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 main sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate numerous clients and thus the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS accounts offer more server configuration independence, but also influence other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to perform everything you think fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a resource-devouring website, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the most sensible option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a concern. You obtain complete root-level access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware specs

The majority of hosting corporations, incl. us at JBC Group, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from on the basis of your necessities. The hardware architectures include different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a convenient GUI if you would like to use the dedicated web hosting server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give root privileges to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia hosting CP interface that we offer does not give you full root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs numerous web pages that demand plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the web pages, databases and electronic mail accounts through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root privileges and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the web hosting server just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at JBC Group 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 server as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access deletes something accidentally.