You need to trust the Additionally, running your own server gives you admin control over it, which allows you to run important admin-only and load-intensive commands.
If you use a shared server, you have to worry about other users of the same server competing with you for the server's computing power.
Finally, if you run a validating server, you can use a stock server as a proxy to the public network while keeping your validating server on a private subnet only accessible to the outside world through the stock server.
This makes it more difficult to compromise the integrity of your validating server.
To address this concern, validator operators can associate their validator with a web domain that they control.
Most of the time, we describe the XRP Ledger as one collective, singular entity -- and that's mostly true.
If you share a server with others, you may not always get the best results possible.
An organization might run validators in multiple regions for redundancy in case of natural disasters and other emergencies.
If your organization runs a validating server, you may also run one or more stock servers, to balance the computing load of API access, or as a proxy between your validation server and the outside network.
There is one production XRP Ledger peer-to-peer network, and all business that takes place on the XRP Ledger occurs within the production network.
However, sometimes you may want to do tests and experiments without interacting with the core network.Take care not to publish the IP address of your validator.