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What Exactly is Dedicated Hosting?

Free and paid shared packages are among the most famous website hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are splendid for small-scale web pages that do not need lots of resources and do not get that many web site visitors, but for high resource-devouring websites with many thousands of viewers, a more advanced solution is needed. If you are searching for a steady, top-class hosting solution that can handle even millions of everyday hits, a dedicated server is your most suitable option.

Handle the High Load Generated by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated web server hosting solution, you lease an entire server whose system resources will be utilized solely by your websites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more processors functioning at a certain speed, a given amount of RAM memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A dedicated hosting server is in fact a computer with a hardware configuration meant to cope with intense load and certain software installed on it, such as web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, etc., which permits the websites stored on it to be reachable on the web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the web hosting supplier, or by the client, on the basis of the specific dedicated server package. In either instance, the side administering the hosting server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any particular moment. Management is carried out via a web hosting CP user interface that enables you to keep an eye on the tasks running on the hosting server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are different server OSs like Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, etc. Certain hosts offer dedicated servers using one particular Operating System, while others offer customers a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites necessitate a Windows web server, for instance, and will not work on a different Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML driven sites utilizing MySQL databases will function on any OS. Before leasing a dedicated server, find out what the hosting company offers and what the requirements of your site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server comes with all the software applications needed in order to run a website - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so as soon as you get the dedicated hosting server, you can upload your files and get the site online. Most hosting vendors give root privileges, in other words you can activate any software on the dedicated server and update any settings. Given script-driven platforms require server-side applications that should be pre-installed in order for them to function. Various e-commerce software scripts, for example, involve such a precondition, and being supplied with complete server root access to the dedicated server is decisive for kicking off a web storefront. Other web hosting firms do not offer full root access, but help the client activate the necessary software - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as distinguished from the unmanaged web hosting service, which offers complete root access.

Dedicated Server by 'Tugoats'

The content on the dedicated server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) console or through a hosting Control Panel tool like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of hosting Control Panel user interfaces out there, and typically hosting corporations offer a number of them, and with complete root-level access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All files, databases, electronic mail addresses, access logs and script installations are administered effortlessly via a GUI in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Given web hosting Control Panels also comprise a reseller back office panel, so if you get a dedicated server, you can not merely host your website files, but also sell shared hosting packages to other customers to earn money. We, at Tugoats, offer charge-free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated server plan of ours, which enables you to found your own personal web hosting corporation and gain money in no time as the web hosting business niche is perpetually flowering.