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What Does Dedicated Hosting Mean?

Free and paid shared packages are one of the most widespread website hosting products on the marketplace. They are splendid for small web sites that do not require a lot of system resources and do not attract that many viewers, but for resource-demanding websites with many 1000's of viewers, a more powerful solution is necessary. If you require a stable, first-rate hosting platform that can tackle even millions of daily visits, a dedicated server is your most excellent choice.

Handle the Load Created by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated web hosting service, you lease a whole physical machine whose resources will be used solely by your sites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more central processing units operating at a certain speed, a particular amount of RAM memory, one or more hard drives, and so on. A dedicated web hosting server is in fact a computer with hardware intended to tackle intense load and some software installed on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software, and so on, which allows the web sites stored on it to be reachable on the web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the hosting provider, or by the client, on the basis of the concrete dedicated server plan. In either situation, the party managing the hosting server has access to a software tool to restart it at any given moment. Administration is done via a Control Panel graphical user interface that enables you to keep an eye on the services running on the server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Servers

There are different hosting server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, and so on. Particular web hosting vendors offer dedicated servers utilizing one specific OS, whereas others offer clients an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET sites request a Windows web server, for example, and will not operate on a different OS, while PHP and HTML based web sites utilizing MySQL databases will function on any OS. Before renting a dedicated server, examine what the hosting vendor offers and what the needs of your website are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server comes with all the software needed in order to run a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so once you get the dedicated web server, you can upload your website files and take the web site online. Most web hosting corporations grant full server root privileges, in other words you can activate any software apps on the dedicated server and revise any settings. Certain script-driven platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-activated in order for them to function. Different shopping cart software scripts, for example, have such a precondition, and being supplied with complete root-level access to the dedicated server is vital for having an online store. Other hosting companies do not give complete root access, but help the client install the required software platforms - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as compared with the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers full root-level access.

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The web site files on the dedicated server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) session or via a CP graphical user interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of hosting Control Panel tools out there, and usually web hosting firms provide a couple of them, and with full root-level access at hand, the customer can install any of them. All web files, databases, mail accounts, access logs and program installations are managed effortlessly via a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Some Control Panels also include a reseller back office dashboard, so if you have a dedicated server, you can not merely host your website files, but also sell shared web hosting packages to other clients to make cash. We, at Vihotar, provide free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated server package of ours, which permits you to constitute your very own hosting company and earn revenue very quickly because the web hosting business is incessantly thriving.