Dedicated Services Explanation
When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 basic categories - hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host many customers and therefore the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS give you more configuration autonomy, but also affect other VPS hosting servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to do everything you want without messing with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated servers?
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x240 GB SSD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
240 GB SSD Hard Drive
Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared web servers or private virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is pretty simple. If your corporation has a resource-demanding web portal, or simply has very specific web server setup requirements, the best choice would be a dedicated servers. For someone who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is of no importance. You are bestowed with full root privileges and can use 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and interfering with your web portals.
Most web hosting corporations, incl. us at FiduHosting, provide different hardware architectures you can choose from on the basis of your demands. The configurations offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic quotas. You can choose a hosting CP, which is a handy tool if you would like to use the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to resort to an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a self-assured Linux user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated servers via an SSH terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to grant full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software pre-installed is a splendid idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we provide does not offer full root access and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs multiple sites that absorb plenty of resources, but wants to administer the online portals, databases and e-mail accounts through an easy-to-use Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than utilizing the dedicated servers only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at FiduHosting 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 servers too. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting company 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 two server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root access erases something by accident.