What is Dedicated Hosting?
When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three major sorts - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate a lot of customers and so the resources per account are restricted, virtual private server packages give you more configuration independence, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to perform everything you desire without messing with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?
Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your firm has a heavy-content site, or just has very exact server setup requirements, the right option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not an issue. You obtain root-level access and can use 100% of the hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and intervening with your websites.
Most shared hosting companies, incl. us at Nickam Web Hosting, provide several hardware architectures you can select from according to your needs. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The Control Panel of your choice
If you are a confident Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via an SSH console only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you decide to give root-level access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software tool that we offer does not give you full root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who runs lots of online portals that swallow plenty of system resources, but would rather administer the web portals, databases and e-mailbox accounts via a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the web hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Nickam Web Hosting 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 hosting server too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full root access deletes something unintentionally.