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Dedicated Servers Explanation

When we speak of web hosting servers, there are 3 major types - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual private web hosting servers) and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting servers accommodate lots of clients and thus the system resources per hosting account are restricted, VPS hosting offer more configuration freedom, but also influence other VPS web hosting servers on the hardware node if utilized imprudently, and dedicated hosting servers give you the liberty to carry out everything you want without meddling with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated hosting servers?

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Dedicated hosting servers are normally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or virtual private web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is pretty simple. If your company has a heavy resource-consuming web portal, or simply has very specific server architecture requirements, the most sensible choice would be a dedicated hosting servers. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is not a concern. You are granted full root-level access and can utilize 100 percent of the web hosting server's resources without anyone else utilizing these resources and messing with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of web hosting service providers, including us at XS Web Sites, offer several hardware configurations you can pick from in accordance with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different sorts of processors, a different number of cores, different RAM and disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth usage quotas. You can choose a web hosting CP, which is a convenient user interface if you wish to use the dedicated hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer three kinds of hosting Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting Control Panel of your preference

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated hosting servers through SSH exclusively. That, however, could be awkward, especially if you wish to grant root-level access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is an intelligent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that we offer does not offer root privileges and is mainly suitable for somebody who owns a lot of web sites that require plenty of resources, but wishes to administer the online portals, databases and e-mail addresses via a user-friendly web hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel hosting Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting plans instead of utilizing the dedicated hosting servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Web server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting servers and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated web hosting server, like an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is good to have some sort of monitoring platform enabled. Here at XS Web Sites the system administrators monitor all dedicated hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting servers too. Backups are also a bonus option - the hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two server hard disks as a protective measure in case of a server hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have given root access deletes something accidentally.