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What is Dedicated Hosting?

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most commonly used website hosting products on the market. They are great for small-size websites that do not necessitate plenty of resources and do not receive that many web site visitors, but for resource-demanding web sites with many 1000's of viewers, a more advanced solution is needed. If you are looking for a steady, top-class hosting platform that can handle even millions of everyday hits, a dedicated server is your most appropriate option.

Handle the Load Generated by Your Websites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated server hosting service, you rent an entire web server whose system resources will be utilized solely by your websites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more central processing units running at a specific speed, some amount of RAM memory, one or more hard drives, etc. A web hosting server is in fact a computer with hardware intended to tackle heavy load and certain software installed on it, like a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, etc., which permits the sites stored on it to be visible on the Internet.

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A dedicated server can be administered either by the web hosting distributor, or by the customer, on the basis of the given dedicated server plan. In either situation, the party handling the physical server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any time. Management is done through a CP GUI that permits you to supervise the services running on the web server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Servers

There are different web server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, various Linux distributions, and so on. Particular web hosting firms offer dedicated servers using one specific OS, while others give clients a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites demand a Windows server, for instance, and will not function on a different OS, whereas PHP and HTML driven sites using MySQL databases will perform on any OS. Before leasing a dedicated server, discover what the hosting distributor offers and what the requirements of your website are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server offers all the software apps needed in order to manage a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so the moment you get the dedicated web hosting server, you can upload your files and get the site online. Most hosts provide full root access, in other words you can install any software on the dedicated server and change any settings. Some script-powered platforms need server-side libraries that should be pre-activated in order for them to perform. Plenty of e-commerce software scripts, for example, involve such a requirement, and being provided with root-level access to the dedicated server is critical for launching a web storefront. Other hosting distributors do not provide root access, but help the customer install the necessary software - this is the so-called managed hosting service, as compared to the unmanaged web hosting solution, which includes full server root access.

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The web site files on the dedicated server can be handled either via a Secure Shell (SSH) connection or via a web hosting Control Panel GUI like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of hosting Control Panel interfaces in existence, and usually web hosting service providers offer several of them, and with complete server root access at hand, the customer can install any of them. All web site files, databases, mailbox aliases, access logs and script installations are administered effortlessly through a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is necessary. Some hosting Control Panels also include a reseller backend panel, so if you buy a dedicated server, you can not merely host your website files, but also offer shared hosting plans to different people to generate money. We, at JoshWho Web Hosting, offer free-of-cost billing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated server package of ours, which permits you to establish your own hosting company and gain cash in no time since the web hosting business niche is perpetually enlarging.