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Dedicated Web Hosting Definition

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most famous website hosting products on the marketplace. They are OK for small websites that do not demand lots of system resources and do not get that many viewers, but for heavy resource-requiring web portals with many thousands of website visitors, a more advanced platform is necessary. If you want a solid, first-rate web hosting solution that can deal with even millions of everyday hits, a dedicated web hosting is your finest choice.

Handle the Heavy Load Caused by Your Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated hosting solution, you lease a whole web hosting server whose resources will be utilized only by your web sites. Just like any PC, each dedicated server has one or more CPUs running at a particular speed, a particular amount of memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A hosting server is indeed a computer with a hardware configuration designed to tackle heavy load and given software installed on it, such as web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, etc., which allows the sites hosted on it to be reachable on the web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the web hosting provider, or by the customer, depending on the given dedicated web hosting package. In either situation, the party managing the physical server has access to a software tool to restart it at any moment. Management is done through a web hosting Control Panel GUI that permits you to keep an eye on the services running on the physical server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Web Hosting

There are different web server OSs like Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, etc. Specific web hosting companies offer dedicated web hosting utilizing one specific Operating System, whereas others offer customers an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET websites necessitate a Windows web server, for instance, and will not run on a different OS, while PHP and HTML based web sites using MySQL databases will function on any OS. Prior to leasing a dedicated server, check what the web hosting provider provides and what the necessities of your site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Web Hosting

By default, each dedicated server offers all the software apps needed in order to run a website - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so once you get the dedicated machine, you can upload your website files and take the site online. The majority of hosts offer complete root-level access, in other words you can install any software platforms on the dedicated server and modify any settings. Specific script-based platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to function. Various e-commerce software scripts, for instance, have such a precondition, and being provided with complete root-level access to the dedicated server is crucial for launching a web storefront. Other hosting suppliers do not offer full root-level access, but help the customer install the required software - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as distinguished from the unmanaged hosting service, which comes with full root privileges.

Dedicated Web Hosting by 'Domain400'

The web files on the dedicated server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) connection or via a Control Panel GUI like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are 10's of hosting Control Panel interfaces available, and normally web hosting providers offer several of them, and with full root access at hand, the customer can install any of them. All web site files, databases, email aliases, access logs and program installations are managed effortlessly through a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Specific Control Panels also include a reseller back office tool, so if you choose a dedicated server, you can not simply host your web site files, but also offer shared website hosting plans to different individuals to earn profit. We, at Domain400, offer free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated web hosting plan of ours, which allows you to found your very own hosting firm and gain revenue in no time since the hosting business is incessantly flowering.