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How Dedicated Servers Hosting Works

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are 3 basic varieties - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web servers host multiple clients and hence the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a popular website, or simply has very special server architecture requirements, the right choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is of no concern. You receive complete root-level access and can use 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting service providers, including us at Pongsiri Hosting, provide several hardware configurations you can select from on the basis of your requirements. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is useful software if you want to utilize the web server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you decide to grant full root privileges to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-activated is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not include complete root-level access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who has many web portals that devour plenty of system resources, but would like to administer the web sites, databases and e-mailboxes via a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root privileges and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans rather than utilizing the web hosting server just 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 predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Pongsiri Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to keep the very same data on two server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access deletes something by accident.