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Explanation of Dedicated Hosting Packages

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main kinds - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting web servers accommodate lots of clients and thus the system resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server plans give you more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other private virtual servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to carry out everything you think fit without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared servers or private virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your company has a data-heavy website, or just has very precise server configuration requirements, the most logical option is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You are given full root-level access and can use 100% of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your web sites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of web hosting firms, incl. us at Genius Cloud Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from in consonance with your requirements. The configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a convenient user interface if you wish to use the hosting server for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, even more so if you wish to give access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software pre-activated is a good idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel user interface that we provide does not include root access and is mainly suitable for somebody who maintains lots of websites that demand lots of system resources, but wants to manage the web pages, databases and email accounts via a user-friendly hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting web server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Genius Cloud Hosting 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 as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 server hard disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access erases something unintentionally.