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Dedicated Server Plans Explanation

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 principal types - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host multiple clients and so the resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server packages give you more configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the option to carry out everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are usually much more expensive than shared web servers or VPS servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is pretty simple. If your company has a resource-intensive web portal, or just has very specific server configuration requirements, the most relevant choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is of no concern. You receive root-level access and can utilize 100% of the physical machine's resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting companies, incl. us at Nutihost, provide several different hardware architectures you can choose from in line with your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy user interface if you would like to use the dedicated web hosting server for website hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH connection exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to grant full server root access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a clever idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP GUI that we provide does not offer complete server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who owns multiple sites that demand plenty of resources, but desires to manage the websites, databases and mailbox aliases using an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of using the web hosting server 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 server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Nutihost the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to have the same data on two hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access deletes something by mistake.