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Definition of Dedicated Server Hosting

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are three main varieties - shared web hosting web servers, VPS (virtual private hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate many clients and hence the resources per user account are limited, virtual private server packages offer more server configuration liberty, but also influence other VPS web servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the liberty to carry out everything you prefer without intervening with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are usually much more high-priced than shared hosting web servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your firm has a high resource-demanding web site, or just has very exact web server configuration requirements, the wisest choice would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the greater price is not a concern. You acquire root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware architectures

Most shared hosting corporations, including us at XOOMSERVERS.NET, offer different hardware architectures you can select from as per your demands. The hardware architectures offer different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk sizes and different bandwidth allowances. You can pick a hosting Control Panel, which is a handy software tool if you want to utilize the hosting server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to use an SSH terminal for all the modifications you will be making. We offer 3 kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server through a Secure Shell terminal exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, especially if you choose to grant full root privileges to somebody else who has less technical skills than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software installed is a great idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software that we offer does not include full server root privileges and is mainly appropriate for somebody who owns numerous web portals that absorb lots of system resources, but desires to manage the online portals, databases and emails via an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, give you full root privileges and offer three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the server solely for yourself, you should choose one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your hosting server, like a non-responsive Apache or a downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring platform enabled. Here at XOOMSERVERS.NET 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 extra option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would allow you to save the same data on 2 hard disks as a protective measure in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root privileges erases something accidentally.