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What In Fact are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

Free and paid shared packages are one of the most famous hosting products on the market. They are perfect for small-scale web portals that do not request lots of resources and do not draw that many viewers, but for heavy resource-swallowing sites with many thousands of visitors, a more advanced platform is necessary. If you demand a stable, no-holds-barred shared hosting solution that can handle even 1 000 000's of daily hits, a dedicated hosting is your perfect choice.

Tackle the Load Generated by Your Websites with a Dedicated Hosting Server

With the dedicated hosting solution, you lease a whole web hosting server whose system resources will be utilized only by your web sites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated hosting server has one or more processors running at a particular speed, a certain amount of RAM memory, one or more hard disks, etc. A hosting server is in fact a computer with a hardware configuration designed to cope with intense load and given software installed on it, such as web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which permits the websites accommodated on it to be visible on the web.

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A dedicated hosting server can be managed either by the web hosting provider, or by the customer, depending on the given dedicated hosting package. In either case, the party administering the server has access to a software platform to restart it at any time. Management is carried out via a hosting CP graphical user interface that allows you to check the tasks running on the physical server.

OSs for Dedicated Hosting

There are various server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, an array of Linux distributions, etc. Particular web hosting service providers offer dedicated hosting utilizing one given Operating System, whereas others give customers an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET websites require a Windows web server, for example, and will not work on another Operating System, while PHP and HTML based websites utilizing MySQL databases will run on any Operating System. Prior to renting a dedicated hosting server, check what the web hosting distributor provides and what the requirements of your site are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server comes with all the software applications needed to manage 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 get the dedicated web hosting server, you can upload your web files and get the website online. Most hosts grant full root privileges, in other words you can install any software on the dedicated hosting server and modify any settings. Specific script-driven platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to perform. Many shopping cart software scripts, for instance, involve such a precondition, and gaining complete server root access to the dedicated hosting server is essential for managing an online storefront. Other web hosting firms do not offer complete root access, but help the customer install the needed software apps - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as differentiated from the unmanaged web hosting service, which offers complete server root access.

Dedicated Hosting by 'Freelance Web Hosting'

The website files on the dedicated hosting server can be administered either through a Secure Shell (SSH) session or through a web hosting Control Panel tool such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of hosting Control Panel interfaces in existence, and usually hosting vendors offer several of them, and with full root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All files, databases, email addresses, access logs and program installations are administered effortlessly through a GUI in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Certain hosting CPs also include a reseller back office panel, so if you settle on a dedicated hosting server, you can not merely host your web site files, but also sell shared website hosting plans to other clients to generate profit. We, at Freelance Web Hosting, offer free-of-charge invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated hosting plan of ours, which permits you to establish your own hosting company and generate profit in no time since the hosting market is perpetually blooming.