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What Actually are Dedicated Servers?

Free and paid shared packages are one of the most famous website hosting products on the market. They are excellent for small web portals that do not demand a lot of system resources and do not receive that many web site visitors, but for large sites with many 1000's of website visitors, a more powerful platform is demanded. If you demand a powerful, leading-edge hosting platform that can tackle even millions of daily hits, a dedicated package is your best alternative.

Tackle the Intense Load Caused by Your Websites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated solution, you rent an entire physical machine whose system resources will be used only by your web sites. Just as any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more processing units operating at a certain speed, a given amount of RAM memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A dedicated web server is actually a computer with hardware meant to cope with heavy load and given 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 visible on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the hosting supplier, or by the client, depending on the particular dedicated package plan. In either case, the side managing the machine has access to a software tool to reboot it at any given moment. Administration is done via a web hosting Control Panel user interface that enables you to supervise the processes running on the web hosting server.

OSs for Dedicated Packages

There are different hosting server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, etc. Given web hosting distributors offer dedicated packages using one specific OS, whereas others give customers a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites need a Windows web server, for example, and will not operate on a different OS, whereas PHP and HTML based websites utilizing MySQL databases will perform on any OS. Before leasing a dedicated server, discover what the web hosting distributor provides and what the necessities of your website are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Packages

By default, each dedicated server comes with all the software needed in order to run a website - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so once you get the dedicated web hosting server, you can upload your website files and bring the website online. Most web hosting companies offer full root-level access, in other words you can activate any software platforms on the dedicated server and modify any settings. Particular script-powered software platforms require server-side applications that should be pre-installed in order for them to operate. A lot of e-commerce software scripts, for example, have such a precondition, and being supplied with complete server root access to the dedicated server is crucial for developing a web shop. Other web hosting service providers do not give complete root-level access, but help the customer install the required software platforms - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as compared with the unmanaged hosting solution, which comes with full root privileges.

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The files on the dedicated server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) console or via a web hosting Control Panel user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of CP user interfaces out there, and normally providers provide a couple of them, and with root access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All files, databases, e-mail accounts, access logs and program installations are administered easily via a GUI in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is necessary. Some web hosting Control Panels also include a reseller backend panel, so if you have a dedicated server, you can not simply host your web site files, but also sell shared website hosting packages to different persons to earn money. We, at GSG Website Hosting, provide free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated package package of ours, which enables you to found your own web hosting corporation and earn profit very quickly since the web hosting business niche is constantly proliferating.