Dedicated Servers Description
When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 major kinds - shared hosting servers, VPS (private virtual hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host plenty of clients and so the resources per hosting account are limited, virtual private servers give you more configuration liberty, but also influence other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the possibility to do everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated servers?
16 GB DDR3 RAM
4x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
2x500 GB HDD Hard Drives
Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is rather simple. If your firm has a resource-requiring online portal, or simply has very special web server architecture requirements, the proper option is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You are granted root access and can utilize 100% of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your web portals.
Most web hosting service providers, including us at East Texas Web Hosting, offer several different hardware configurations you can select from in accordance with your requirements. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server disk drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can select a web hosting CP, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting Control Panel of your preference
If you are a self-confident Linux user (our dedicated web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers through a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you want to give full root access to someone else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. This is why having hosting CP software activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not offer full root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who runs plenty of websites that absorb plenty of resources, but prefers to administer the websites, databases and electronic mail aliases through an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root-level access and have 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at East Texas Web Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated servers as well. Backups are also an extra option - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on 2 disk drives as a protective measure in case of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges deletes something by accident.