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How Does Dedicated Hosting Function?

When we speak of hosting servers, there are three main kinds - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers host lots of clients and hence the system resources per web hosting account are limited, virtual private server plans give you more server configuration freedom, but also influence other Virtual Private Servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers give you the option to do everything you want without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are commonly much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or Virtual Private Servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your corporation has a popular web portal, or just has very exact server architecture requirements, the most intelligent option is a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and dependability, the higher price is not a concern. You are bestowed with complete root-level access and can use 100 percent of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else sharing these resources and meddling with your web portals.

Hardware configurations

Most shared hosting companies, including us at xhosters, offer several different hardware configurations you can pick from based on your necessities. The hardware architectures offer different kinds of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server disk drive sizes and different traffic quotas. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a useful GUI if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting server for hosting purposes only and choose not to use an SSH terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux OS user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell tunnel exclusively. That, though, could be inconvenient, especially if you wish to give complete root-level access to someone else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software activated is a fine idea. The Hepsia hosting CP tool that we provide does not offer full server root privileges and is mostly suitable for someone who maintains multiple web pages that demand plenty of resources, but would rather administer the sites, databases and e-mails via an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full server root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the server just for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at xhosters 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the same data on 2 server disk drives as a protective measure in the event of a server hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root access deletes something by mistake.