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What Exactly are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal varieties - web hosting servers, VPS (private virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous customers and therefore the resources per user account are restricted, VPS hosting give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other virtual private web servers on the hardware node if utilized heedlessly, and dedicated hosting servers offer you the possibility to carry out everything you desire without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are commonly much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual private web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a high resource-requiring web portal, or simply has very precise server architecture requirements, the most sensible option is a dedicated hosting servers. For someone who is ready to invest in security and stability, the higher price is not a concern. You get root access and can utilize 100 percent of the web hosting server's system resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and interfering with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting providers, including us at Xgen Hosting, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from in accordance with your necessities. The configurations offer different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can select a Control Panel, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you would like to utilize the dedicated hosting servers for web hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three types of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choice

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers via a Secure Shell connection only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you wish to give complete root-level access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software activated is a bright idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel GUI that we provide does not offer full root access and is mostly suitable for someone who has a lot of sites that demand plenty of resources, but desires to manage the sites, databases and mail accounts via an easy-to-use hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root access and have 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers only for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is good to have some kind of monitoring system activated. Here at Xgen Hosting the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated hosting servers as well. Backups are also a bonus option - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two hard disks as a precaution in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full root privileges erases something accidentally.