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Dedicated Web Hosting Uncovered

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three major sorts - website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting. Shared web servers accommodate multiple clients and therefore the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS web hosting offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated web hosting servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you wish without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated web hosting servers?

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Dedicated web hosting servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your firm has a big web page, or just has very precise server configuration requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated web hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is of no importance. You get full root access and can use 100% of the server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware specifications

Most web hosting companies, incl. us at Chicago Web Hosting, provide different hardware architectures you can select from in accordance with your requirements. The configurations offer different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is handy software if you wish to use the dedicated web hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated web hosting servers through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not offer root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who has a lot of web pages that require lots of system resources, but would like to manage the web portals, databases and e-mail accounts using a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than using the dedicated web hosting servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated web hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at Chicago Web Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting servers as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something unintentionally.