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What Does Dedicated Hosting Signify?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three basic categories - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared servers accommodate lots of clients and hence the resources per user account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more configuration freedom, but also influence other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the autonomy to carry out everything you see fit without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are usually much more expensive than shared hosting servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is quite simple. If your company has a big web site, or just has very specific server architecture requirements, the best option would be a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is of no concern. You are granted complete server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware specifications

The majority of website hosting vendors, incl. us at EASYTECH AFRICA, offer several hardware architectures you can select from based on your needs. The configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different traffic quotas. You can choose a web hosting Control Panel, which is a handy tool if you want to use the dedicated hosting servers for hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting via a Secure Shell tunnel only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to give access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we provide does not offer root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who maintains a lot of web sites that swallow a lot of resources, but wishes to manage the web portals, databases and mailboxes using a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at EASYTECH AFRICA 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 servers. You could pick 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 failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete server root access erases something by mistake.