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What Does Dedicated Hosting Mean?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 principal categories - hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host numerous clients and thus the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS give you more configuration independence, but also affect other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the chance to carry out everything you desire without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is rather simple. If your corporation has a heavy-content web page, or just has very exact web server configuration requirements, the best choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is of no importance. You receive complete root-level access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting vendors, incl. us at JBC Group, provide several different hardware architectures you can select from as per your necessities. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers via SSH exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant full root-level access to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has multiple web pages that devour lots of system resources, but wishes to administer the websites, databases and emails through a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind 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 servers as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something unintentionally.