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Dedicated Packages Unveiled

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 major categories - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and therefore the resources per hosting account are limited, VPS accounts offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to carry out everything you please without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your company has a heavy-traffic online portal, or simply has very exact web server architecture requirements, the proper option is a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and stability, the greater price is not a concern. You are given complete server root access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of hosting companies, including us at 99Web, offer several different hardware architectures you can pick from in accordance with your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a useful software tool if you want to use the dedicated web hosting server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell client exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you decide to give root-level access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia hosting CP software that we offer does not include complete root access and is mostly appropriate for somebody who runs a lot of web pages that swallow plenty of resources, but wants to manage the web portals, databases and mail accounts via an intuitive web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages instead of using 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 issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring platform activated. Here at 99Web 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 server too. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access erases something unintentionally.