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Dedicated Packages Definition

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three basic categories - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host multiple customers and hence the resources per user account are restricted, VPS accounts give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the independence to do everything you want without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is quite simple. If your corporation has a resource-demanding website, or just has very exact web server architecture requirements, the wisest option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and reliability, the higher price is of no concern. You get root access and can use 100 percent of the hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your online portals.

Hardware configurations

The majority of hosting service providers, incl. us at RatRod Hosting, offer several hardware configurations you can choose from depending on your needs. The configurations offer different sorts of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can choose a Control Panel, which is a handy GUI if you wish to use the hosting server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 kinds of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell client only. That, however, could be awkward, even more so if you wish to grant full server root access to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software activated is a splendid idea. The Hepsia hosting CP user interface that we offer does not include full root privileges and is chiefly suitable for somebody who owns many web sites that devour lots of resources, but would rather manage the online portals, databases and email aliases via an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the dedicated web hosting server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at RatRod 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 option - the web hosting solutions provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on two server hard drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access erases something unintentionally.