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Definition of Dedicated Server Hosting

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three main categories - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and therefore the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to carry out everything you want without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your company has a resource-swallowing web portal, or just has very precise web server setup requirements, the most intelligent option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not an issue. You have root privileges and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware specs

Most shared hosting distributors, including us at Nebula One, offer several hardware architectures you can pick from as per your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you would like to use the dedicated hosting web server for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via SSH only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to grant root-level access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not include complete server root access and is mostly suitable for someone who runs plenty of websites that demand plenty of system resources, but wishes to administer the online portals, databases and mailboxes using an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated web hosting server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

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 dedicated server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Nebula One the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two server hard disks as a precaution in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root-level access erases something unintentionally.