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What are Dedicated Servers?

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most widely used hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are okay for small-size online portals that do not necessitate lots of system resources and do not get that many website visitors, but for high resource-requiring web pages with many 1000's of viewers, a more advanced solution is necessary. If you desire a powerful, first-class web hosting platform that can handle even 1 000 000's of everyday hits, a dedicated web hosting is your most excellent choice.

Tackle the Intense Load Created by Your Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated web hosting service, you lease an entire physical machine whose resources will be utilized solely by your sites. Just as any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more processing units running at a given speed, a certain amount of RAM memory, one or more hard drives, etc. A web server is in fact a computer with hardware designed to cope with heavy load and some software installed on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which allows the websites hosted on it to be reachable on the Internet.

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A dedicated server can be administered either by the web host, or by the customer, based on the given dedicated web hosting package. In either case, the party handling the dedicated web hosting server has access to a software tool to reboot it at any given moment. Management is carried out through a web hosting Control Panel GUI that allows you to supervise the processes running on the dedicated hosting server.

OSs for Dedicated Web Hosting

There are various web hosting server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, etc. Certain hosting corporations provide dedicated web hosting running one specific Operating System, while others give customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites request a Windows web server, for example, and will not function on a different Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML driven web sites utilizing MySQL databases will function on any Operating System. Prior to renting a dedicated server, examine what the provider offers and what the needs of your web site are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Web Hosting

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software needed in order to administer a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so once you get the web hosting server, you can upload your web site files and bring the website online. The majority of providers give complete root access, i.e. you can install any software on the dedicated server and revise any settings. Specific script-powered platforms need server-side libraries that should be pre-activated in order for them to work. Plenty of e-commerce software scripts, for instance, involve such a precondition, and being granted full root-level access to the dedicated server is key for setting up an online shop. Other web hosting service providers do not offer full root access, but help the customer install the required software applications - this is the so-called managed web hosting service, as compared to the unmanaged web hosting service, which comes with full root-level access.

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The web content on the dedicated server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) session or via a web hosting Control Panel user interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are 10's of web hosting Control Panel interfaces out there, and normally web hosting providers offer several of them, and with full root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All files, databases, electronic mails, access logs and program installations are administered easily through a graphical user interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Specific CPs also comprise a reseller back office console, so if you pick a dedicated server, you can not merely host your files, but also offer shared website hosting packages to other users to gain revenue. We, at Valicom Net Ltd, provide free-of-charge billing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated web hosting plan of ours, which permits you to start your very own personal hosting company and gain cash in no time because the web hosting business niche is constantly flourishing.