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How Dedicated Hosting Operates

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Atom 1 Server

  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz (2 cores)
  • 2x250 GB HDD Hard Drives
  • 10 TB Data Transfer
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When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 principal categories - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared servers host numerous customers and thus the resources per account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the freedom to perform everything you decide without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual private web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your firm has a resource-intensive web site, or simply has very exact server setup requirements, the smartest option would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is not a concern. You obtain full server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your online portals.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting companies, incl. us at hostarabya, offer several hardware architectures you can select from according to your needs. The hardware architectures include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful interface if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting through a Secure Shell console only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-activated is a great idea. The Hepsia hosting CP tool that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who maintains numerous web portals that demand plenty of system resources, but would rather manage the web sites, databases and e-mailboxes using an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at hostarabya the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 server disk drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root access erases something accidentally.

Atom 1 Atom 2 Atom 3 AMD 1 AMD 2 Xeon 1
Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz (2 cores) Intel Atom C2550 2.40 GHz (4 Cores) Intel Atom C2750 2.40 GHz (8 Cores) Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (6 cores) 2x Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (12 cores) Xeon E3-1240L V5 2.10 GHz (4 Cores)
4 GB DDR3 RAM 8 GB DDR3 RAM 8 GB DDR3 RAM 8 GB DDR3 RAM 16 GB DDR3 RAM 16 GB DDR4 RAM
2x250 GB HDD Hard Drives 256 GB SSD Hard Drive 512 GB SSD Hard Drive 2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives 4x500 GB HDD Hard Drives 2x512 GB SSD Hard Drives
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