Dedicated Web Hosting Clarified
When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal varieties - shared hosting web servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate many customers and hence the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration independence, but also influence other virtual servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to do everything you prefer without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated web hosting server?
Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-consuming web site, or simply has very exact web server configuration requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is not a concern. You are given complete server root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web portals.
The majority of website hosting vendors, including us at Green Data Hosting, provide different hardware configurations you can choose from in line with your needs. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can pick a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting web server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software tool that we provide does not offer full server root privileges and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs lots of sites that swallow plenty of system resources, but prefers to manage the web pages, databases and email aliases using a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete server root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated web hosting server only for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Green Data Hosting 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 web hosting server too. Backups are also a bonus option - the company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access deletes something by accident.