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Description of Dedicated Hosting Packages

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 principal categories - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared servers accommodate multiple clients and therefore the resources per account are limited, VPS hosting give you more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other VPS servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the freedom to do everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a large-scale online portal, or just has very explicit web server architecture requirements, the proper choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not a concern. You gain full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting service providers, incl. us at Visualis Web Hosting, provide several hardware architectures you can choose from in accordance with your needs. The configurations offer different varieties of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated hosting servers via an SSH tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you want to give complete root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software that we provide does not give you full server root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who runs multiple web pages that consume a lot of system resources, but wishes to administer the web portals, databases and mail accounts through an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete server root access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Visualis Web Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to store the same data on 2 server disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access erases something unintentionally.