Server hosting basic understanding
What does the term ‘Server Hosting’ mean?
Gone are the days of an in-house server taking up space in your office.
A hosting server is a simple term used for a type of server which hosts various websites, data , applications and information.
Server hosting is also more commonly known as a Web Hosting server and is hosted and managed by your Hosting provider.
There are various forms of Server Hosting within South Africa, which can cater for both the end user who is in need of a simple set up to host their website and there are options for resellers who require a more technical approach to reselling and hosting space.
In this article, we will address the three most popular forms of server hosting:
- Dedicated Servers
- Virtual Private Servers
Dedicated servers offer you all the specifications required to run your medium to high traffic site with full control at the maximum performance. Servers come standard with IPv4 and IPv6 standard With our servers hosted locally in both Johannesburg and Cape Town data centers to provide you with a low-latency network 24/7.
With our range of South African dedicated servers we offer you your own unique IP address and unhindered resources which is of utmost important when hosting an e-commerce website/store.
Choose your preferred operating system and whether you would prefer to choose a managed or unmanaged option for your server. A managed dedicated server has the software and hardware managed by our engineers. Giving you the freedom to run the development of your sites without worrying about the back-end of the server. The Self managed servers – provide full control to you, all we manage is the network and hardware.
If your website is getting high traffic and you are running applications on your site, we suggest you use our dedicated server hosting. We also suggest that if you are running an e-commerce website a dedicated server is a necessity, as it is safer and no other site is hosted on your server, allowing your site to run at it’s full speed and maximum capacity.
- VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVER HOSTING (VPS)
VPS South Africa offers a smaller virtualized version of a dedicated server this is the middle ground between shared web hosting and dedicated server hosting, making this an economical choice of hosting without compromising on quality or speed.
With our virtual servers you will receive full control of the root of a virtual server. Windows virtual server will give you administrator access over RDP and a Linux virtual server will give you root access over SSH2.
Virtual server Hosting is the bridge between shared web hosting and dedicated server hosting, making this an economical choice of hosting without compromising on quality or speed.
The word private means exactly what it implies. A virtual server is allocated for your website so you don’t need to share RAM, CPU and other resources like with shared hosting websites.
With our virtual servers you will receive full control. The control panel offers all the features of our hypervisors to be managed. Host with more power for your website and applications.