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How Dedicated Hosting Works

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most commonly used website hosting products on the marketplace. They are good for small-size online portals that do not demand a lot of resources and do not draw that many visitors, but for heavy resource-demanding web portals with many 1000's of website visitors, a more advanced platform is needed. If you are seeking a powerful, top-drawer web hosting platform that can tackle even millions of daily hits, a dedicated hosting is your most suitable choice.

Tackle the Heavy Load Caused by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Hosting Server

With the dedicated web hosting service, you lease an entire web server whose system resources will be used only by your web sites. Just like any PC, each dedicated hosting server has one or more microprocessors running at a particular speed, a certain amount of RAM, one or more hard disks, etc. A dedicated hosting server is actually a computer with a hardware configuration meant to tackle high load and some software activated on it, like web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, etc., which permits the websites accommodated on it to be reachable online.

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A dedicated hosting server can be managed either by the hosting vendor, or by the client, based on the given dedicated hosting plan. In either situation, the party managing the dedicated server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any moment. Administration is carried out via a web hosting Control Panel GUI that permits you to monitor the services running on the dedicated web server.

OSs for Dedicated Hosting

There are different web hosting server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, and so on. Certain hosting corporations offer dedicated hosting using one given OS, while others offer customers a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites necessitate a Windows web server, for example, and will not work on a different Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML based sites using MySQL databases will run on any OS. Before leasing a dedicated hosting server, find out what the web hosting firm provides and what the requirements of your website are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server offers all the software required in order to manage a web site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so the moment you obtain the hosting server, you can upload your files and take the website online. Most web hosting suppliers give full server root privileges, i.e. you can install any software apps on the dedicated hosting server and alter any settings. Given script-driven software platforms require server-side libraries that should be pre-activated in order for them to work. Various e-commerce scripts, for instance, include such a requirement, and having root-level access to the dedicated hosting server is essential for developing an online store. Other web hosting corporations do not provide complete root access, but help the client install the required software applications - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as differentiated from the unmanaged web hosting solution, which offers complete root access.

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The website files on the dedicated hosting server can be managed either through a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or via a hosting CP graphical interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of CP GUIs available, and typically hosting companies provide a few of them, and with complete root access at hand, the customer can install any of them. All web files, databases, e-mails, access logs and program installations are handled easily through a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Specific hosting CPs also have a reseller backend dashboard, so if you have a dedicated hosting server, you can not only host your web files, but also offer shared website hosting plans to other people to earn profit. We, at Glomulser Web hosting, offer charge-free billing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated hosting plan of ours, which allows you to constitute your own personal web hosting firm and generate profit very quickly as the hosting market niche is incessantly expanding.