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How Does Dedicated Servers Web Hosting Work?

When we talk about hosting web servers, there are three principal categories - shared website hosting servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and dedicated web hosting servers. Shared servers accommodate many clients and hence the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server plans give you more configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual web servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to do everything you decide without messing with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated web hosting server?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more high-priced than shared servers or virtual web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-devouring site, or just has very precise web server configuration requirements, the right option would be a dedicated server. For someone who is ready to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not an issue. You gain full root-level access and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and intervening with your websites.

Hardware architectures

The majority of shared web hosting firms, incl. us at Axnhost.com, offer different hardware configurations you can choose from in consonance with your requirements. The hardware architectures offer different varieties of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard disk drive sizes and different monthly bandwidth quotas. You can select a Control Panel, which is a useful GUI if you would like to utilize the hosting server for web hosting purposes solely and choose not to use a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We provide three sorts of web hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting CP of your choosing

If you are a self-assured Linux user (our web hosting servers are running on Linux or other Unix-based Operating Systems), you could manage your dedicated server through an SSH console exclusively. That, however, could be inconvenient, particularly if you wish to give root privileges to somebody else who has less technical knowledge than yourself. That is why having hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a clever idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel software that we provide does not give you root-level access and is mostly appropriate for someone who runs many sites that devour lots of system resources, but would rather manage the online portals, databases and electronic mail addresses via a user-friendly Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root-level access and have three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell hosting accounts instead of using the dedicated hosting web server solely for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup services

Last but not least, there is the matter of monitoring the dedicated web hosting server and of backing it up. In the event of a problem with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system enabled. Here at Axnhost.com 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 web hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting services provider offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could choose a type of RAID that would allow you to keep the same data on two server hard drives as a precaution in the event of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted root-level access erases something by accident.