Free and paid shared plans are one of the most widespread website hosting products on the market. They are perfect for small web sites that do not demand lots of system resources and do not draw that many web site visitors, but for content-heavy web pages with many 1000's of visitors, a more powerful solution is required. If you require a reliable, first-class web hosting solution that can deal with even millions of everyday hits, a dedicated hosting is your most appropriate option.
With the dedicated web hosting solution, you rent a whole machine whose resources will be used solely by your web sites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated hosting server has one or more microprocessors operating at a given speed, a specific amount of memory, one or more hard drives, etc. A web server is actually a computer with a hardware configuration aimed to cope with high load and some software activated on it, like web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which permits the web sites hosted on it to be visible on the Internet.
A dedicated hosting server can be administered either by the hosting firm, or by the customer, depending on the concrete dedicated hosting package. In either instance, the side administering the dedicated machine has access to a software tool to reboot it at any specific moment. Administration is carried out through a Control Panel graphical interface that allows you to keep track of the services running on the dedicated machine.
There are various web hosting server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, and so on. Given web hosting corporations offer dedicated hosting using one given OS, while others give clients an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET websites demand a Windows web server, for instance, and will not run on a different OS, whereas PHP and HTML based sites utilizing MySQL databases will perform on any Operating System. Before leasing a dedicated hosting server, examine what the web hosting supplier offers and what the needs of your website are.
By default, each dedicated hosting server comes with all the software needed in order to run a website - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so once you get the dedicated web hosting server, you can upload your web site files and bring the site online. Most web hosting vendors provide root-level access, i.e. you can install any software on the dedicated hosting server and modify any settings. Given script-based platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to function. A lot of e-commerce scripts, for instance, involve such a precondition, and obtaining complete root access to the dedicated hosting server is decisive for establishing a web shop. Other hosting suppliers do not give root privileges, but help the client activate the needed software - this is the so-called managed web hosting service, as compared to the unmanaged hosting service, which comes with root access.
The website files on the dedicated hosting server can be administered either through a Secure Shell (SSH) console or through a web hosting CP GUI such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of Control Panel GUIs in existence, and normally providers offer a couple of them, and with full root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All files, databases, email aliases, access logs and program installations are handled effortlessly via a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Specific Control Panels also comprise a reseller backend tool, so if you settle on a dedicated hosting server, you can not only host your files, but also sell shared hosting packages to different persons to earn profit. We, at , offer free-of-cost invoicing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated hosting plan of ours, which enables you to start your very own hosting corporation and earn revenue in no time since the hosting market is constantly blossoming.