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What Exactly is Dedicated Hosting?

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three major categories - shared web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host many clients and thus the system resources per hosting account are limited, VPS accounts give you more configuration independence, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the independence to perform everything you desire without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated server?

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Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your company has a resource-consuming web page, or just has very specific server architecture requirements, the smartest choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is not an issue. You have root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and meddling with your sites.

Hardware architectures

Most hosting firms, incl. us at Malta Hosting, provide several different hardware architectures you can pick from in keeping with your needs. The configurations offer different kinds of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different web traffic allowances. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a useful tool if you would like to use the hosting server for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three types of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our dedicated web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH tunnel only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you want to grant complete root access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a smart idea. The Hepsia Control Panel tool that we provide does not give you full server root privileges and is mainly appropriate for someone who maintains numerous web pages that consume a lot of system resources, but would rather administer the online portals, databases and e-mail boxes using an intuitive hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root access and offer 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the web hosting server solely 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 server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Malta 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 server as well. Backups are also an additional feature - the web hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to save the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted access deletes something by mistake.