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How Dedicated Hosting Servers Function

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three major kinds - web hosting servers, VPS (virtual servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting web servers accommodate numerous customers and so the system resources per web hosting account are limited, VPS hosting offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers give you the opportunity to do everything you desire without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are normally much more high-priced than shared web hosting servers or virtual private hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your corporation has a popular site, or just has very precise web server configuration requirements, the most relevant option would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is not an issue. You have full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and messing with your websites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of web hosting distributors, including us at Smart Host Kenya, provide different hardware configurations you can pick from in line with your necessities. The hardware configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different number of cores, different RAM and hard drive sizes and different web traffic quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you want to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes only and choose not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We provide 3 types of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-assured Linux OS user (our hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers via SSH exclusively. That, though, could be awkward, especially if you choose to give root-level access to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having web hosting CP software installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel interface that we offer does not give you full server root privileges and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs lots of websites that devour plenty of system resources, but would like to manage the web pages, databases and electronic mails through a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete root-level access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

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 hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or a network outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at Smart Host Kenya 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 a bonus option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to save the very same data on 2 server hard drives as a protective measure in the event of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root-level access erases something unintentionally.