Dedicated Plans Clarified
When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three principal types - hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting servers host numerous customers and therefore the resources per account are restricted, VPS offer more server configuration independence, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the chance to carry out everything you choose without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated servers?
Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a regularly visited site, or simply has very special web server architecture requirements, the proper choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is not a concern. You are bestowed with full root privileges and can utilize 100% 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 corporations, including us at 29blue, provide several different hardware configurations you can choose from in keeping with your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you would like to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to resort to an SSH client for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting CP of your choosing
If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you want to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia Control Panel software tool that we offer does not include root access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who owns plenty of web sites that demand lots of system resources, but wants to manage the web pages, databases and mailboxes via an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at 29blue the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers too. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges erases something by mistake.