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How Dedicated Hosting Servers Work

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When we talk about hosting web servers, there are 3 main varieties - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate lots of customers and so the system resources per account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used heedlessly, and dedicated servers offer you the autonomy to perform everything you choose without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are generally much more high-priced than shared hosting servers or virtual hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is very simple. If your company has a resource-swallowing online portal, or simply has very explicit server setup requirements, the most logical choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and dependability, the bigger price is not a problem. You have full root-level access and can use 100% of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware specs

Most web hosting companies, incl. us at Xgen Hosting, offer different hardware architectures you can select from depending on your demands. The hardware configurations include different varieties of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different web traffic usage quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is handy software if you want to use the dedicated hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use SSH for all the modifications you will be making. We provide 3 sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated server through an SSH tunnel only. That, however, could be awkward, particularly if you choose to grant full server root privileges to someone else who has less technical skills than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP tool that we offer does not give you root-level access and is mainly suitable for somebody who has lots of web portals that consume lots of resources, but wishes to manage the sites, databases and e-mail box accounts using an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, give you complete server root access and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans rather than utilizing the server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your server, such as a non-responsive Apache or an outage, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Xgen 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 hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the company offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 server disk drives as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access deletes something by accident.

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