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What is Dedicated Hosting?

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most widely used hosting products on the market. They are great for small-size web pages that do not require lots of resources and do not receive that many viewers, but for heavy resource-consuming web portals with many 1000's of visitors, a more powerful solution is demanded. If you want a steady, no-holds-barred web hosting solution that can tackle even millions of everyday visits, a dedicated hosting is your most excellent alternative.

Handle the Heavy Load Created by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Hosting Server

With the dedicated server web hosting solution, you rent a whole hosting server whose resources will be used solely by your sites. Just like any PC, each dedicated hosting server has one or more processing units functioning at a given speed, a certain amount of memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A web hosting server is in fact a computer with a hardware configuration intended to tackle heavy load and specific software activated on it, like a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, etc., which permits the sites stored on it to be accessible on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated hosting server can be managed either by the hosting provider, or by the client, depending on the specific dedicated hosting package. In either instance, the party administering the hosting server has access to a software platform to restart it at any given time. Management is carried out via a CP user interface that permits you to supervise the processes running on the dedicated machine.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Hosting

There are different server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, a variety of Linux distributions, and so on. Particular web hosting vendors provide dedicated hosting using one given Operating System, whereas others give clients an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites necessitate a Windows web server, for instance, and will not perform on another OS, whereas PHP and HTML based sites using MySQL databases will perform on any OS. Prior to leasing a dedicated hosting server, examine what the web hosting supplier provides and what the requirements of your website are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server comes with all the software apps needed to run 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 server, you can upload your web files and take the web site online. Most web hosting service providers offer complete root-level access, i.e. you can install any software on the dedicated hosting server and modify any settings. Certain script-based platforms need server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to operate. Lots of shopping cart software scripts, for example, include such a requirement, and being offered complete root access to the dedicated hosting server is key for setting up an online store. Other web hosting service providers do not grant complete server root access, but help the customer install the required software apps - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as compared to the unmanaged hosting solution, which includes full root-level access.

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The content on the dedicated hosting server can be handled either via a Secure Shell (SSH) connection or through a hosting CP user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of Control Panel tools available, and typically hosting vendors provide a few of them, and with root access at hand, the customer can install any of them. All files, databases, e-mail boxes, access logs and script installations are handled effortlessly through a graphical user interface in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Some CPs also include a reseller back office tool, so if you pick a dedicated hosting server, you can not merely host your web site files, but also offer shared hosting plans to different individuals to gain profit. We, at 5datahost, provide charge-free billing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated hosting package of ours, which allows you to establish your very own personal web hosting firm and earn money very fast since the hosting market niche is constantly evolving.