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Dedicated Server Web Hosting Definition

When we talk about hosting servers, there are three major types - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual web hosting servers) and dedicated server web hosting. Shared web hosting servers host a lot of clients and hence the system resources per web hosting account are restricted, VPS web hosting give you more configuration liberty, but also affect other VPS web servers on the hardware node if used rashly, and dedicated web hosting servers offer you the autonomy to perform everything you please without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting servers?

Dedicated web hosting servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared web hosting servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, use them? The reply is quite simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-demanding online portal, or just has very exact server setup requirements, the right choice is a dedicated web hosting servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and dependability, the greater price is of no concern. You get complete server root access and can use 100% of the dedicated web hosting server's system resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and meddling with your web sites.

Hardware specs

The majority of hosting suppliers, incl. us at Comxen, offer several hardware configurations you can pick from as per your requirements. The hardware architectures include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can pick a web hosting CP, which is a handy interface if you want to utilize the dedicated web hosting servers for website hosting purposes solely and choose not to use an SSH console for all the modifications you will be making. We provide three kinds of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The web hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-confident Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server web hosting through SSH only. That, however, could be inconvenient, even more so if you choose to give full root privileges to someone else who has less technical experience than yourself. This is why having Control Panel software installed is a nice idea. The Hepsia Control Panel interface that we offer does not include root privileges and is mostly suitable for somebody who maintains multiple sites that absorb lots of resources, but desires to manage the web portals, databases and mail addresses through an intuitive Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel web hosting CPs, on the other hand, grant complete root access and include 3 levels of access - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell hosting plans rather than using the dedicated web hosting servers just for yourself, you should pick one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some kind of monitoring platform activated. Here at Comxen the system administrators monitor all dedicated web hosting servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated web hosting servers as well. Backups are also a bonus feature - the hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could pick a kind of RAID that would permit you to keep the same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in case of a disk drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given access deletes something by accident.