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What is Dedicated Hosting?

Free and paid shared packages are one of the most popular website hosting solutions on the market. They are excellent for small-sized web portals that do not require plenty of system resources and do not attract that many web site visitors, but for resource-swallowing web portals with many thousands of website visitors, a more advanced solution is demanded. If you need a solid, hi-end web hosting solution that can cope with even 1 000 000's of daily visits, a dedicated hosting is your most appropriate option.

Tackle the Load Generated by Your Sites with a Dedicated Hosting Server

With the dedicated web hosting solution, you lease an entire web server whose resources will be used only by your sites. Just as any computer, each dedicated hosting server has one or more CPUs functioning at a particular speed, a certain amount of RAM, one or more hard disk drives, etc. A dedicated hosting server is actually a computer with hardware aimed to tackle high load and certain software activated on it, like a web server, PHP and MySQL software, and so on, which permits the web sites hosted on it to be reachable online.

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A dedicated hosting server can be administered either by the web hosting provider, or by the customer, depending on the particular dedicated hosting package. In either instance, the side managing the dedicated server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any given time. Management is done through a hosting Control Panel graphical interface that enables you to check the processes running on the dedicated web server.

OSs for Dedicated Hosting

There are different server OSs like Windows, FreeBSD, a variety of Linux distributions, etc. Particular web hosting companies provide dedicated hosting utilizing one particular Operating System, whereas others give clients an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites demand a Windows server, for instance, and will not operate on a different OS, whereas PHP and HTML driven web sites utilizing MySQL databases will work on any Operating System. Prior to leasing a dedicated hosting server, find out what the web hosting corporation provides and what the necessities of your web site are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server offers all the software required to manage a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so once you obtain the dedicated hosting server, you can upload your web site files and take the web site online. The majority of hosting providers give full server root access, in other words you can install any software applications on the dedicated hosting server and revise any settings. Certain script-based platforms need server-side applications that should be pre-activated in order for them to operate. Plenty of e-commerce software scripts, for instance, involve such a requirement, and having full root-level access to the dedicated hosting server is essential for managing a web shop. Other web hosting suppliers do not give full root privileges, but help the client activate the necessary software apps - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as compared with the unmanaged hosting service, which comes with root-level access.

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The web files on the dedicated hosting server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) tunnel or through a Control Panel GUI such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are 10's of hosting CP user interfaces available, and usually web hosting providers offer several of them, and with full root-level access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All files, databases, e-mail aliases, access logs and program installations are managed effortlessly through a GUI in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is necessary. Given CPs also include a reseller back office tool, so if you buy a dedicated hosting server, you can not merely host your website files, but also sell shared website hosting plans to other persons to gain money. We, at ByoHosting, provide cost-free billing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated hosting plan of ours, which permits you to start your very own personal web hosting company and earn money in no time as the hosting business niche is incessantly increasing.