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What Indeed are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

Free and paid shared plans are among the most extensively used website hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are good for small-sized web pages that do not necessitate a lot of system resources and do not draw that many viewers, but for large web pages with many thousands of website visitors, a more advanced platform is required. If you are seeking a reliable, first-rate web hosting platform that can handle even millions of everyday hits, a dedicated hosting is your finest choice.

Tackle the High Load Generated by Your Sites with a Dedicated Hosting Server

With the dedicated web hosting solution, you rent a whole physical machine whose system resources will be utilized solely by your websites. Just like any computer, each dedicated hosting server has one or more processing units operating at a certain speed, a given amount of RAM memory, one or more hard disk drives, and so on. A dedicated web hosting server is indeed a computer with a hardware configuration meant to tackle intense load and some software activated on it, like web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, etc., which allows the websites accommodated on it to be available on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated hosting server can be managed either by the provider, or by the client, based on the given dedicated hosting package. In either instance, the party managing the physical server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any given moment. Administration is done via a hosting CP interface that permits you to check the tasks running on the web hosting server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Hosting

There are various hosting server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, various Linux distributions, and so on. Certain web hosts offer dedicated hosting utilizing one given OS, whereas others give customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET websites demand a Windows web server, for instance, and will not run on a different Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML based websites using MySQL databases will operate on any OS. Prior to renting a dedicated hosting server, examine what the web hosting vendor provides and what the necessities of your web site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server offers all the software applications needed in order to run a website - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so as soon as you obtain the dedicated web server, you can upload your web site files and get the web site online. Most hosting vendors grant full root privileges, in other words you can activate any software on the dedicated hosting server and modify any settings. Particular script-driven software platforms require server-side applications that should be pre-installed in order for them to perform. Many shopping cart scripts, for example, include such a requirement, and obtaining root-level access to the dedicated hosting server is crucial for making a web storefront. Other web hosting firms do not offer full root access, but help the customer activate the required software applications - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as distinguished from the unmanaged hosting service, which comes with full server root privileges.

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The files on the dedicated hosting server can be administered either through a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or through a hosting Control Panel graphical user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of CP tools out there, and typically web hosting companies offer several of them, and with full root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All web files, databases, email boxes, access logs and program installations are handled easily through a graphical interface in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Certain web hosting CPs also include a reseller backend console, so if you pick a dedicated hosting server, you can not just host your files, but also sell shared website hosting packages to different individuals to generate cash. We, at Hermes Host, offer free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated hosting package of ours, which enables you to begin your own web hosting corporation and earn profit very fast because the hosting market niche is incessantly thriving.