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Definition of Dedicated Servers Hosting

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three basic types - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers host numerous customers and so the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server packages offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to do everything you see fit without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a high resource-demanding site, or simply has very explicit server setup requirements, the wisest choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the higher price is of no concern. You obtain root access and can use 100% of the hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting companies, including us at Australia Raidlayer, offer several different hardware architectures you can choose from in line with your necessities. The hardware architectures include different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you want to utilize the web server for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via SSH exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to give full root access to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel user interface that we offer does not offer complete root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who has multiple online portals that swallow lots of system resources, but prefers to manage the web sites, databases and email mailbox accounts using a user-friendly web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Australia Raidlayer the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on 2 hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete server root access erases something by mistake.