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Dedicated Hosting Definition

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three major sorts - shared website hosting web servers, VPS (private virtual web servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared web servers host a lot of clients and so the system resources per user account are restricted, virtual private server accounts give you more server configuration autonomy, but also influence other virtual private web hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the liberty to do everything you prefer without messing with anyone else.

Why would you require a dedicated hosting server?

Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared servers or virtual private web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The answer is very simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-consuming website, or simply has very special web server configuration requirements, the most suitable option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is inclined to invest in safety and dependability, the greater price is not a concern. You are bestowed with full server root access and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else sharing these resources and intervening with your web pages.

Hardware specs

The majority of shared hosting vendors, including us at XOOMSERVE, offer several different hardware configurations you can pick from based on your necessities. The hardware configurations include different sorts of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and hard drive sizes and different traffic usage quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy graphical user interface if you wish to utilize the dedicated web server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to resort to an SSH client for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choice

If you are a confident Linux user (our dedicated servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server via a Secure Shell console only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to give complete server root access to somebody else who has less technical experience than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is an excellent idea. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel software tool that we provide does not offer complete root-level access and is chiefly appropriate for somebody who maintains lots of websites that absorb plenty of resources, but would like to administer the web pages, databases and mailboxes through an easy-to-use web hosting CP. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant complete root-level access and have three levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting packages instead of utilizing the server only for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your hosting server, such as a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is useful to have some kind of monitoring system enabled. Here at XOOMSERVE the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the web hosting distributor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on 2 disk drives as a precaution in the event of a hard disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted full server root access erases something accidentally.