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What is Dedicated Hosting?

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 principal sorts - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers accommodate multiple customers and hence the resources per account are limited, VPS packages offer more server configuration freedom, but also affect other VPSs on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the chance to do everything you desire without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPSs. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a high resource-requiring website, or simply has very special server setup requirements, the best option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is willing to invest in security and stability, the greater price is not a concern. You receive root access and can utilize 100 percent of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and interfering with your websites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of hosting companies, incl. us at EtqanIS, provide several hardware architectures you can select from in line with your demands. The hardware configurations offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is convenient software if you would like to use the server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We offer three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH connection only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to give root-level access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not offer full root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who maintains numerous web portals that absorb lots of resources, but would rather manage the web sites, databases and e-mail accounts through an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root privileges and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of using the server only 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 hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at EtqanIS 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 server as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root-level access erases something by accident.