Definition of Dedicated Packages
When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three basic types - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host many customers and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS accounts offer more server configuration freedom, but also influence other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the opportunity to do everything you prefer without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you require a dedicated server?
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x240 GB SSD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
240 GB SSD Hard Drive
Dedicated servers are typically much more expensive than shared hosting web servers or VPS web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your company has a resource-consuming web site, or just has very special server architecture requirements, the wisest option would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is not a concern. You gain full root access and can use 100% of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and intervening with your web sites.
Most hosting companies, including us at VaporRave.com, offer different hardware configurations you can pick from based on your requirements. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a useful tool if you would like to use the hosting server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell client for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting Control Panel of your choosing
If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH terminal only. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to grant complete root-level access to someone else who has less technical expertise than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not offer full root privileges and is mainly suitable for somebody who runs numerous websites that swallow lots of resources, but wants to administer the web pages, databases and electronic mail aliases through an intuitive web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting packages rather than utilizing the dedicated hosting server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at VaporRave.com 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 a bonus option - the hosting supplier offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 server hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges erases something by accident.