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Dedicated Servers Defined

Free and paid shared plans are among the most extensively used web hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are great for small-scale web pages that do not request lots of resources and do not receive that many visitors, but for heavy resource-devouring websites with many 1000's of visitors, a more powerful platform is required. If you demand a rock steady, first-rate shared hosting platform that can deal with even 1 000 000's of everyday hits, a dedicated server is your most suitable choice.

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

With the dedicated server web hosting solution, you rent an entire server whose system resources will be used only by your sites. Just like any computer, each dedicated server has one or more microprocessors functioning at a particular speed, some amount of RAM memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A hosting server is actually a computer with hardware aimed to cope with intense load and specific software activated on it, such as web server software, PHP and MySQL software, etc., which permits the websites accommodated on it to be accessible on the web.

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A dedicated server can be administered either by the web host, or by the client, based on the given dedicated server plan. In either case, the side managing the physical machine has access to a software platform to reboot it at any specific moment. Administration is done through a hosting Control Panel GUI that enables you to monitor the processes running on the server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are various web server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, and so on. Given web hosting providers offer dedicated servers running one given OS, whereas others give customers an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites demand a Windows web server, for example, and will not work on a different Operating System, while PHP and HTML based websites using MySQL databases will work on any OS. Before renting a dedicated server, check what the hosting company provides and what the necessities of your web site are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server offers all the software required to administer a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so the moment you obtain the dedicated machine, you can upload your files and get the website online. The majority of web hosting suppliers give complete server root access, i.e. you can activate any software platforms on the dedicated server and modify any settings. Some script-based software platforms need server-side libraries that should be pre-installed in order for them to function. Many e-commerce scripts, for example, include such a precondition, and being given full server root access to the dedicated server is decisive for managing an online shop. Other web hosting firms do not give full server root privileges, but help the client activate the needed software apps - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as distinguished from the unmanaged hosting service, which includes complete server root access.

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The content on the dedicated server can be administered either through a Secure Shell (SSH) session or via a hosting CP interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of web hosting CP graphical user interfaces in existence, and normally web hosting service providers provide a number of them, and with full root access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All web files, databases, mail accounts, access logs and program installations are administered effortlessly via a graphical user interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is necessary. Given hosting Control Panels also include a reseller back office tool, so if you settle on a dedicated server, you can not simply host your files, but also offer shared website hosting packages to other people to make money. We, at Affordable Webhosting US, offer free-of-charge invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated server plan of ours, which permits you to establish your own personal hosting corporation and generate revenue very fast because the hosting market is perpetually blooming.