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Dedicated Hosting Definition

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal varieties - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared servers host a lot of clients and thus the system resources per account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other private virtual web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers give you the independence to perform everything you wish without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your company has a big online portal, or just has very explicit server setup requirements, the best choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is of no importance. You get full root privileges and can use 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

Most hosting companies, including us at Ace Hosts, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from as per your necessities. The configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful graphical user interface if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated hosting through a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you want to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we offer does not offer complete server root access and is mainly appropriate for someone who has a lot of online portals that consume lots of resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and email aliases using an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

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 case of a problem with your server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Ace Hosts the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to have the very same data on two disk drives as a precaution in the event of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access deletes something by mistake.