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Description of Dedicated Hosting

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 principal types - hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated packages. Shared web hosting servers host many customers and therefore the system resources per user account are limited, VPS give you more configuration independence, but also influence other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the freedom to perform everything you choose without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is rather simple. If your corporation has a high resource-demanding website, or simply has very specific web server setup requirements, the most reasonable option would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is of no concern. You receive full root privileges and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting firms, including us at Maltapark Hosting, provide several hardware configurations you can pick from in keeping with your needs. The hardware configurations include different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy user interface if you wish to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to grant complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel user interface that we offer does not give you full root access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who runs lots of websites that require plenty of system resources, but would rather administer the web pages, databases and mail accounts using an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root privileges and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Maltapark 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 servers as well. Backups are also an extra option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on two server hard disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root-level access erases something accidentally.