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How Does Dedicated Hosting Work?

Free and paid shared packages are one of the most widespread web hosting solutions on the market. They are splendid for small websites that do not require lots of system resources and do not get that many website visitors, but for busy web pages with many 1000's of web site visitors, a more powerful platform is needed. If you would like to have a dependable, first-class hosting platform that can cope with even millions of daily hits, a dedicated server is your perfect option.

Handle the Intense Load Generated by Your Websites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated server web hosting service, you lease a whole server whose system resources will be used only by your web sites. Just like any computer, each dedicated server has one or more processors functioning at a certain speed, a given amount of RAM, one or more hard disk drives, and so on. A server is indeed a computer with a hardware configuration designed to tackle high load and specific software installed on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which permits the web sites accommodated on it to be available on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the provider, or by the customer, on the basis of the concrete dedicated server package. In either instance, the party handling the dedicated web hosting server has access to a software tool to restart it at any given time. Management is carried out via a hosting Control Panel user interface that allows you to monitor the processes running on the physical server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Servers

There are various server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, an array of Linux distributions, etc. Certain web hosting providers provide dedicated servers utilizing one given Operating System, whereas others offer customers a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET sites need a Windows web server, for instance, and will not function on a different OS, whereas PHP and HTML driven sites using MySQL databases will work on any OS. Before leasing a dedicated server, find out what the web host provides and what the necessities of your site are.

Software Apps for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software apps required to manage a web site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so once you obtain the dedicated machine, you can upload your web files and get the website online. The majority of hosting corporations provide root privileges, in other words you can activate any software applications on the dedicated server and revise any settings. Given script-powered software platforms require server-side applications that should be pre-activated in order for them to operate. Various e-commerce software scripts, for instance, include such a precondition, and being provided with full root-level access to the dedicated server is crucial for managing a web storefront. Other providers do not provide complete server root access, but help the client install the necessary software apps - this is the so-called managed hosting service, as compared with the unmanaged web hosting solution, which offers complete 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 CP user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are tens of CP GUIs in existence, and typically providers provide a number of them, and with complete root-level access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All files, databases, email box accounts, access logs and program installations are handled effortlessly via a graphical user interface in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Some Control Panels also have a reseller backend dashboard, so if you obtain a dedicated server, you can not simply host your web files, but also sell shared web hosting plans to other people to earn money. We, at LucidIntuition, offer free-of-charge billing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated server plan of ours, which enables you to begin your very own personal hosting firm and generate profit in no time as the hosting business is constantly flowering.