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How Do Dedicated Servers Operate?

Free and paid shared packages are among the most popular web hosting products on the marketplace. They are appropriate for small-size websites that do not request lots of resources and do not draw that many web site visitors, but for resource-demanding web pages with many thousands of website visitors, a more powerful solution is required. If you demand a powerful, top-class hosting platform that can tackle even millions of everyday hits, a dedicated server is your perfect choice.

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

With the dedicated service, you rent a whole web hosting server whose resources will be used only by your sites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more CPUs running at a particular speed, some amount of RAM, one or more disk drives, and so on. A dedicated web server is indeed a computer with hardware aimed to handle heavy load and some software activated on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which permits the websites hosted on it to be accessible on the web.

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A dedicated server can be administered either by the web hosting supplier, or by the client, depending on the particular dedicated server package. In either case, the party managing the web hosting server has access to a software platform to restart it at any given moment. Management is carried out via a hosting CP GUI that enables you to keep track of the tasks running on the physical machine.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are different hosting server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, an array of Linux distributions, etc. Particular web hosting service providers offer dedicated servers utilizing one particular Operating System, whereas others give customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites require a Windows server, for instance, and will not function on a different Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML driven web sites utilizing MySQL databases will perform on any OS. Prior to leasing a dedicated server, examine what the provider offers and what the requirements of your site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software platforms needed in order to administer a web site - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so the moment you get the dedicated web server, you can upload your files and bring the web site online. The majority of hosting corporations provide root access, in other words you can install any software on the dedicated server and change any settings. Some script-based platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-activated in order for them to perform. Many e-commerce scripts, for example, impose such a requirement, and being supplied with full root access to the dedicated server is critical for kicking off a web storefront. Other hosting companies do not give root access, but help the client install the necessary software applications - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as differentiated from the unmanaged web hosting service, which comes with root privileges.

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The content on the dedicated server can be handled either via a Secure Shell (SSH) client or through a hosting Control Panel graphical user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of hosting CP user interfaces available, and normally hosting corporations offer several of them, and with root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All web files, databases, email box accounts, access logs and program installations are administered easily via a graphical user interface in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Certain hosting CPs also include a reseller back office dashboard, so if you get a dedicated server, you can not simply host your web site files, but also offer shared website hosting packages to different customers to gain cash. We, at Digital Steer Web Hosting, provide free billing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated server package of ours, which allows you to set up your own personal web hosting firm and earn profit very fast because the hosting business niche is perpetually proliferating.