Free and paid shared plans are among the most famous hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are okay for small-scale websites that do not need plenty of resources and do not draw that many website visitors, but for high resource-absorbing sites with many thousands of visitors, a more powerful solution is demanded. If you are seeking a robust, hi-end web hosting platform that can handle even millions of everyday visits, a dedicated web hosting server is your best alternative.
With the dedicated server web hosting service, you lease a whole machine whose resources will be used solely by your websites. Just like any computer, each dedicated web hosting server has one or more central processing units operating at a certain speed, a certain amount of memory, one or more hard disk drives, etc. A dedicated web server is actually a computer with a hardware configuration meant to tackle heavy load and specific software installed on it, like a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which allows the web sites hosted on it to be accessible online.
A dedicated server can be administered either by the hosting company, or by the client, on the basis of the given dedicated servers package. In either instance, the side managing the dedicated machine has access to a software tool to reboot it at any time. Management is done through a web hosting CP user interface that enables you to monitor the processes running on the dedicated machine.
There are different web server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, and so on. Specific hosting companies provide dedicated web servers using one specific OS, while others offer customers a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET websites require a Windows server, for example, and will not function on another Operating System, while PHP and HTML based websites utilizing MySQL databases will function on any OS. Before leasing a web hosting server, check what the hosting provider provides and what the necessities of your web site are.
By default, each dedicated web hosting server comes with all the software platforms required in order to administer a website - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so the moment you obtain the dedicated hosting server, you can upload your web files and get the site online. The majority of web hosting firms grant full root-level access, i.e. you can install any software apps on the server and update any settings. Given script-driven platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to perform. Various e-commerce software scripts, for instance, impose such a requirement, and having full server root access to the dedicated machine is vital for making an online store. Other web hosting service providers do not offer root access, but help the customer install the needed software - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as compared with the unmanaged web hosting solution, which comes with full server root privileges.
The web site files on the dedicated hosting server can be handled either through a Secure Shell (SSH) connection or through a CP graphical interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of CP graphical user interfaces available, and normally web hosting vendors offer a few of them, and with complete root-level access at hand, the client can install any of them. All website files, databases, electronic mail accounts, access logs and script installations are administered effortlessly via a GUI in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Certain Control Panels also include a reseller back office tool, so if you opt for a dedicated hosting server, you can not merely host your web files, but also offer shared web hosting plans to other customers to make revenue. 'ResellersPanel.com', for example, offers free-of-charge billing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated hosting plan of theirs, which permits you to start your very own web hosting corporation and gain money in no time as the hosting market is perpetually flourishing.
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|Server Storage||2x250 GB SATA2 Hard Drives||2x500 GB SATA2 Hard Drives||4x500 GB SATA2 Hard Drives|
|Hosting Traffic||10000 GB||11000 GB||12000 GB|
|CPU||Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz (2 cores)||Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (6 cores)||2x Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (12 cores)|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3||8 GB DDR3||16 GB DDR3|
|OS (Operating System)||CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian||CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian||CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian|
|Dedicated Server Root Access|
|Secure Shell (SSH)|
|Web Service Uptime|