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What is a Dedicated Hosting Solution?

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Free and paid shared packages are among the most widely used web site hosting products on the market. They are appropriate for small-sized web portals that do not require plenty of system resources and do not have that many web site visitors, but for heavy resource-demanding web sites with many thousands of website visitors, a more powerful solution is required. If you need a stable, top-drawer website hosting platform that can cope with even millions of everyday visits, a dedicated server is your most suitable choice.


Handle the High Load Generated by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Web Server

With the dedicated hosting service, you lease an entire hosting server whose resources will be utilized only by your websites. Just like any PC, each dedicated machine has one or more microprocessors running at a particular speed, a given amount of RAM memory, one or more hard disks, and so on. A dedicated server is in fact a computer with hardware designed to cope with heavy load and given software installed on it, like a web server, PHP and MySQL software, and so on, which permits the web sites accommodated on it to be visible on the World Wide Web.


Managed Dedicated Hosting Solutions

A dedicated hosting server can be administered either by the hosting firm, or by the client, based on the concrete dedicated server hosting package. In either situation, the side administering the physical machine has access to a software tool to restart it at any specific moment. Administration is carried out through a hosting CP graphical user interface that enables you to check the services running on the dedicated web hosting server.


OSs for Dedicated Web Servers

There are different web hosting server OSs like Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, and so on. Certain hosting companies offer dedicated web hosting servers using one particular Operating System, while others offer clients an option. MSSQL databases and .NET websites necessitate a Windows web server, for instance, and will not perform on another Operating System, while PHP and HTML based sites utilizing MySQL databases will operate on any Operating System. Before renting a dedicated web server, check what the host offers and what the needs of your website are.


Software Applications for Dedicated Web Servers

By default, each web hosting server comes with all the software platforms needed to run a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so the moment you obtain the dedicated hosting server, you can upload your website files and bring the website online. The majority of hosting suppliers provide complete server root access, in other words you can activate any software apps on the hosting server and revise any settings. Specific script-driven platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-activated in order for them to perform. Lots of shopping cart scripts, for instance, have such a precondition, and being given full server root access to the dedicated web server is critical for developing a web store. Other hosting providers do not provide complete root access, but help the customer install the required software - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as differentiated from the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers full root-level access.


Dedicated Server Web Hosting by '100 WebSpace'

The web files on the dedicated web hosting server can be administered either via a Secure Shell (SSH) console or through a web hosting CP graphical interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are 10's of hosting Control Panel tools available, and usually web hosting corporations offer a few of them, and with full server root access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All files, databases, electronic mail accounts, access logs and program installations are managed easily via a graphical user interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is necessary. Particular web hosting CPs also comprise a reseller back office dashboard, so if you settle on a dedicated server, you can not merely host your web site files, but also offer shared website hosting plans to different clients to gain profit. '100 WebSpace', for instance, provides charge-free billing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated hosting package of theirs, which permits you to set up your very own hosting company and generate money very fast as the hosting business is perpetually proliferating.