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What Actually are Dedicated Servers?

Free and paid shared packages are one of the most commonly used website hosting products on the market. They are okay for small-size websites that do not request lots of resources and do not get that many viewers, but for content-heavy web portals with many 1000's of viewers, a more powerful platform is required. If you desire a stable, avant-garde hosting solution that can handle even millions of everyday hits, a dedicated server is your best alternative.

Tackle the High Load Created by Your Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated server web hosting service, you rent an entire web server whose resources will be utilized only by your web sites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more processors running at a particular speed, a certain amount of RAM memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A dedicated hosting server is actually a computer with hardware intended to handle heavy load and given software installed on it, like web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which permits the websites stored on it to be available on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated server can be administered either by the web hosting firm, or by the client, on the basis of the given dedicated server plan. In either case, the side handling the dedicated machine has access to a software platform to reboot it at any time. Management is done through a hosting Control Panel user interface that allows you to check the processes running on the physical server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Servers

There are various server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, a variety of Linux distributions, etc. Particular web hosting distributors offer dedicated servers running one particular Operating System, whereas others give customers a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites necessitate a Windows server, for example, and will not operate on a different OS, while PHP and HTML driven web sites using MySQL databases will function on any OS. Prior to renting a dedicated server, examine what the hosting provider offers and what the requirements of your web site are.

Software Apps for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software needed to administer a web site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so the moment you get the dedicated server, you can upload your files and take the website online. Most hosting service providers give full root access, in other words you can activate any software apps on the dedicated server and update any settings. Specific script-driven platforms need server-side libraries that should be pre-installed in order for them to work. Plenty of shopping cart software scripts, for instance, include such a requirement, and being provided with root-level access to the dedicated server is essential for developing an online storefront. Other hosting distributors do not offer root access, but help the client install the necessary software platforms - this is the so-called managed hosting service, as distinguished from the unmanaged hosting service, which includes complete root-level access.

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The textual, visual and aural content on the dedicated server can be handled either through a Secure Shell (SSH) session or through a web hosting CP tool such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are tens of web hosting CP graphical user interfaces in existence, and usually web hosts offer a few of them, and with complete root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All web site files, databases, e-mail boxes, access logs and program installations are managed easily via a GUI in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Specific web hosting CPs also have a reseller back office dashboard, so if you purchase a dedicated server, you can not only host your web files, but also offer shared hosting plans to different persons to make profit. We, at Website Pro Host, provide free-of-charge invoicing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated server plan of ours, which enables you to establish your own personal hosting company and make revenue in no time since the web hosting business niche is incessantly developing.