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What Precisely is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about hosting servers, there are 3 major categories - shared website hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared servers accommodate numerous customers and so the resources per web hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the chance to do everything you desire without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are normally much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a resource-intensive website, or just has very special web server configuration requirements, the right choice is a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in security and reliability, the greater price is not a problem. You are granted root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's system resources without anyone else sharing these system resources and messing with your web portals.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared hosting service providers, incl. us at EUROLATINAMERICAhost, offer different hardware architectures you can choose from in consonance with your needs. The hardware configurations include different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard disk sizes and different monthly bandwidth allowances. You can select a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you wish to use the dedicated hosting server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our web servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell connection only. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you decide to grant root privileges to someone else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. This is why having web hosting CP software activated is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not include full server root privileges and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who owns a lot of web pages that require a lot of resources, but wants to administer the web sites, databases and e-mailboxes via an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete server root access and include three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated web hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

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 server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is useful to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at EUROLATINAMERICAhost the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the same data on two hard disk drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access erases something by mistake.