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What is Dedicated Hosting?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three major sorts - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared web hosting servers host numerous customers and therefore the resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers give you the independence to do everything you like without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

Dedicated hosting servers are usually much more high-priced than shared web servers or private virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a resource-requiring online portal, or just has very specific web server setup requirements, the wisest choice is a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is of no concern. You gain root access and can use 100% of the physical machine's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of website hosting companies, incl. us at Canada Raidlayer, offer several different hardware architectures you can select from depending on your needs. The hardware configurations offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is convenient software if you would like to use the dedicated hosting servers for hosting purposes solely and prefer not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated hosting through a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you decide to give complete root access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia Control Panel tool that we offer does not include root access and is mainly suitable for someone who runs many web pages that swallow plenty of system resources, but would like to administer the sites, databases and e-mail addresses via an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root privileges and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting packages instead of using the dedicated hosting servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated web hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at Canada Raidlayer the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also an extra feature - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to store the same data on 2 hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root privileges erases something unintentionally.