Dedicated Plans Explanation
When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three major sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web servers host plenty of customers and hence the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS plans give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the chance to perform everything you please without meddling with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated server?
Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a content-heavy web portal, or just has very explicit server configuration requirements, the wisest choice would be a dedicated server. For somebody who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the higher price is not a concern. You are bestowed with full server root access and can use 100 percent of the dedicated web server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and meddling with your online portals.
Most hosting companies, including us at Blue Grape Hosting, provide several hardware configurations you can pick from as per your necessities. The hardware architectures include different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard disk drive sizes and different traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you wish to use the server for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to an SSH console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The hosting CP of your choice
If you are a self-reliant Linux OS user (our web hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell connection only. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant root-level access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not offer root-level access and is chiefly suitable for someone who maintains plenty of web sites that absorb a lot of resources, but would rather administer the online portals, databases and email accounts through a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full server root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.
Server monitoring and backup services
Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Blue Grape Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated server too. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on 2 hard drives as a precaution in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given complete root-level access erases something accidentally.
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