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Dedicated Server Plans Description

When we talk about web hosting servers, there are 3 major types - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers host multiple customers and hence the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private servers offer more configuration freedom, but also affect other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the autonomy to perform everything you decide without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated servers?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a resource-swallowing web site, or simply has very precise web server configuration requirements, the best option would be a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the bigger price is of no concern. You acquire root access and can utilize 100% of the physical server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your web portals.

Hardware specs

The majority of hosting corporations, including us at HappyPuppy, provide different hardware configurations you can select from as per your demands. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can choose a hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient interface if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to SSH for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated servers via a Secure Shell connection exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant full server root privileges to somebody else who has less technical expertise than yourself. This is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool that we provide does not offer root-level access and is chiefly appropriate for someone who maintains numerous online portals that absorb a lot of resources, but would like to administer the web portals, databases and mail aliases via an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root-level access and include 3 access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of using the dedicated servers solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your web hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at HappyPuppy 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 servers too. Backups are also an additional feature - the hosting provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to store the very same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given root-level access erases something by accident.