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Dedicated Hosting Description

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most commonly used web hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are OK for small-sized sites that do not require plenty of system resources and do not draw that many website visitors, but for popular online portals with many thousands of website visitors, a more powerful solution is necessary. If you require a stable, cutting-edge shared hosting platform that can tackle even millions of daily hits, a dedicated server is your perfect choice.

Tackle the Load Generated by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated web hosting service, you rent an entire physical server whose resources will be utilized only by your web sites. Just as any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more microprocessors running at a certain speed, some amount of RAM memory, one or more disk drives, and so on. A web hosting server is in fact a computer with hardware designed to cope with heavy load and some software activated on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software, and so on, which permits the web sites accommodated on it to be visible on the web.

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A dedicated server can be administered either by the hosting firm, or by the customer, based on the given dedicated server package. In either instance, the party managing the dedicated web server has access to a software platform to restart it at any particular time. Administration is done via a hosting CP GUI that allows you to keep an eye on the services running on the physical machine.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Servers

There are various web hosting server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, etc. Particular web hosting suppliers offer dedicated servers using one specific OS, whereas others offer clients an option. MSSQL databases and .NET sites request a Windows server, for instance, and will not perform on another OS, whereas PHP and HTML driven sites utilizing MySQL databases will work on any Operating System. Prior to renting a dedicated server, check what the web hosting provider provides and what the needs of your site are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server offers all the software apps required in order to run a website - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so once you obtain the web hosting server, you can upload your files and bring the website online. The majority of hosting companies give complete server root access, i.e. you can activate any software applications on the dedicated server and revise any settings. Certain script-driven software platforms require server-side libraries that should be pre-installed in order for them to run. A lot of e-commerce scripts, for instance, involve such a requirement, and being granted full root access to the dedicated server is vital for building a web storefront. Other hosting suppliers do not provide full root privileges, but help the customer activate the needed software applications - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as differentiated from the unmanaged hosting service, which comes with root access.

Dedicated Server by 'Supportive Hosting'

The files on the dedicated server can be managed either through a Secure Shell (SSH) connection or through a web hosting CP graphical user interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of hosting CP tools out there, and typically web hosting corporations offer a couple of them, and with full root access at hand, the client can install any of them. All web site files, databases, e-mail addresses, access logs and script installations are administered effortlessly through a graphical user interface in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Some web hosting Control Panels also have a reseller back office tool, so if you pick a dedicated server, you can not only host your web site files, but also offer shared website hosting plans to other users to earn profit. We, at Supportive Hosting, provide charge-free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated server package of ours, which enables you to launch your very own personal hosting firm and earn money very quickly because the hosting market niche is constantly flourishing.