Dedicated Hosting Plans Definition
When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three basic categories - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate multiple clients and so the resources per user account are limited, virtual private server accounts offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other private virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the possibility to do everything you desire without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x250 GB HDD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
256 GB SSD Hard Drive
Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web servers or private virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a high-traffic online portal, or simply has very specific server setup requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not an issue. You obtain root-level access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and messing with your web pages.
Most web hosting distributors, including us at DitDomain.dk, provide several different hardware configurations you can select from depending on your demands. The hardware configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you wish to use the dedicated hosting server for hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated hosting web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH connection only. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you want to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we offer does not give you root privileges and is mostly appropriate for somebody who maintains lots of web portals that consume plenty of resources, but would rather administer the online portals, databases and e-mailbox accounts using an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full server root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting plans rather than using the dedicated hosting web server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at DitDomain.dk the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access erases something by mistake.