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What is Dedicated Hosting?

Free and paid shared plans are among the most widespread hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are perfect for small-size web sites that do not require a lot of resources and do not attract that many visitors, but for high resource-absorbing web portals with many 1000's of visitors, a more powerful solution is required. If you are looking for a steady, avant-garde hosting platform that can handle even 1 000 000's of everyday visits, a dedicated server is your best alternative.

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

With the dedicated hosting service, you rent a whole web hosting server whose system resources will be used solely by your web sites. Just as any PC, each dedicated server has one or more central processing units functioning at a particular speed, a certain amount of memory, one or more hard drives, etc. A web hosting server is indeed a computer with hardware designed to tackle high load and specific software activated on it, like web server software, PHP and MySQL software, etc., which permits the web sites accommodated on it to be reachable on the web.

Managed Dedicated Hosting Services

A dedicated server can be administered either by the hosting company, or by the client, based on the particular dedicated server plan. In either case, the party managing the dedicated web server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any given moment. Administration is carried out through a web hosting Control Panel user interface that permits you to supervise the services running on the dedicated hosting server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are various web server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, etc. Particular web hosting corporations provide dedicated servers using one specific OS, whereas others give clients an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET websites need a Windows server, for example, and will not work on a different Operating System, while PHP and HTML driven websites utilizing MySQL databases will perform on any Operating System. Prior to leasing a dedicated server, find out what the hosting supplier offers and what the requirements of your website are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server comes with all the software applications needed in order to administer a web site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so as soon as you obtain the dedicated web hosting server, you can upload your website files and get the web site online. The majority of web hosting providers give full root access, in other words you can activate any software applications on the dedicated server and alter any settings. Given script-powered platforms need server-side libraries that should be pre-activated in order for them to function. Different e-commerce scripts, for instance, include such a precondition, and having complete root access to the dedicated server is essential for setting up a web shop. Other hosting corporations do not offer root access, but help the customer install the needed software applications - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as differentiated from the unmanaged web hosting service, which comes with complete root access.

Dedicated Server by 'Hosting Webs UK'

The textual, visual and aural content on the dedicated server can be administered either via a Secure Shell (SSH) connection or via a Control Panel GUI such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of Control Panel user interfaces available, and usually hosting distributors offer a number of them, and with root access at hand, the client can install any of them. All web site files, databases, mailboxes, access logs and program installations are managed easily via a GUI in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Given web hosting Control Panels also include a reseller back office panel, so if you buy a dedicated server, you can not merely host your web files, but also offer shared web hosting packages to other clients to gain cash. We, at Hosting Webs UK, provide free-of-cost invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated server plan of ours, which enables you to launch your own personal web hosting corporation and generate revenue very quickly because the web hosting business is constantly growing.