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What Exactly is Dedicated Hosting?

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most commonly used web hosting products on the market. They are splendid for small-sized websites that do not need plenty of system resources and do not get that many web site visitors, but for heavy resource-demanding online portals with many 1000's of website visitors, a more powerful solution is demanded. If you need a stable, avant-garde web hosting solution that can handle even 1 000 000's of daily hits, a dedicated hosting is your best choice.

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

With the dedicated web server hosting service, you rent an entire web hosting server whose system resources will be utilized only by your websites. Just as any personal computer, each dedicated hosting server has one or more processing units operating at a certain speed, a certain amount of memory, one or more hard disk drives, etc. A web server is actually a computer with hardware aimed to cope with high load and some 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 accessible on the Internet.

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A dedicated hosting server can be managed either by the hosting distributor, or by the client, depending on the specific dedicated hosting package. In either case, the side handling the hosting server has access to a software platform to restart it at any given moment. Administration is carried out through a hosting Control Panel interface that permits you to check the services running on the dedicated machine.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Hosting

There are different web server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, etc. Specific hosting providers provide dedicated hosting utilizing one given OS, while others offer customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites necessitate a Windows web server, for example, and will not function on a different OS, while PHP and HTML based sites using MySQL databases will function on any OS. Before renting a dedicated hosting server, discover what the web hosting company provides and what the needs of your website are.

Software Apps for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server comes with all the software apps required in order to manage a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so as soon as you get the dedicated web hosting server, you can upload your web files and take the website online. Most hosts grant root access, in other words you can install any software platforms on the dedicated hosting server and revise any settings. Specific script-powered platforms require server-side applications that should be pre-activated in order for them to run. Plenty of shopping cart scripts, for example, include such a precondition, and being supplied with full root access to the dedicated hosting server is decisive for making an online shop. Other hosting providers do not offer complete root access, but help the customer activate the needed software platforms - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as compared with the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers full root privileges.

Dedicated Hosting by 'Connect IT Domain and Hosting'

The web content on the dedicated hosting server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) client or via a Control Panel graphical user interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are tens of hosting Control Panel graphical interfaces available, and usually hosting suppliers provide several of them, and with root-level access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All web site files, databases, email boxes, access logs and program installations are administered effortlessly through a graphical interface in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Certain hosting Control Panels also include a reseller back office console, so if you select a dedicated hosting server, you can not simply host your website files, but also offer shared web hosting plans to other people to make money. We, at Connect IT Domain and Hosting, provide free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated hosting plan of ours, which permits you to start your own web hosting company and gain money very fast as the web hosting market niche is incessantly growing.