Dedicated Hosting Definition
When we talk about hosting servers, there are three main sorts - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host multiple customers and hence the resources per user account are restricted, VPS accounts give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual private hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized rashly, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to perform everything you please without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated server?
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x250 GB HDD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
Dedicated servers are generally much more expensive than shared web servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a heavy resource-swallowing site, or just has very precise server setup requirements, the most intelligent option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the bigger price is not an issue. You are bestowed with complete server root access and can use 100% of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and intervening with your web sites.
Most hosting providers, including us at Real Tech Hosting, provide several hardware architectures you can pick from according to your demands. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a useful software tool if you want to use the web server for web hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting CP of your choosing
If you are a self-assured Linux user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could administer your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you want to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting Control Panel software installed is a fine idea. The Hepsia Control Panel interface that we offer does not give you complete root-level access and is mostly appropriate for someone who has numerous websites that consume plenty of resources, but prefers to manage the sites, databases and email box accounts through an easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting CPs, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at Real Tech Hosting 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 provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to store 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 ranted root access erases something unintentionally.