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Dedicated Web Hosting Explained

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most commonly used web hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are applicable for small-size web portals that do not necessitate a lot of resources and do not receive that many website visitors, but for resource-demanding web portals with many 1000's of viewers, a more advanced solution is necessary. If you want a rock steady, top-class website hosting solution that can tackle even millions of everyday visits, a dedicated web hosting is your most excellent alternative.

Tackle the High Load Caused by Your Websites with a Dedicated Web Hosting Server

With the dedicated service, you rent an entire hosting server whose system resources will be utilized solely by your websites. Just as any computer, each dedicated web hosting server has one or more processors functioning at a given speed, a particular amount of memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A dedicated hosting server is indeed a computer with hardware intended to handle intense load and specific software activated on it, like web server software, PHP and MySQL software, and so on, which permits the sites hosted on it to be available online.

Managed Dedicated Web Hosting Services

A dedicated web hosting server can be administered either by the web hosting company, or by the customer, on the basis of the given dedicated web hosting plan. In either situation, the side handling the web server has access to a software tool to restart it at any particular time. Management is done via a hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that allows you to check the processes running on the dedicated web server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Web Hosting

There are various server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, etc. Some hosting firms provide dedicated web hosting running one particular OS, whereas others offer clients an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET websites request a Windows server, for example, and will not operate on a different OS, while PHP and HTML based web sites utilizing MySQL databases will operate on any OS. Prior to leasing a dedicated web hosting server, learn what the provider offers and what the requirements of your website are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Web Hosting

By default, each dedicated web hosting server includes all the software platforms needed in order to manage a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so the moment you get the dedicated web server, you can upload your files and bring the website online. The majority of hosting providers give complete server root access, i.e. you can activate any software applications on the dedicated web hosting server and update any settings. Given script-powered platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to work. Plenty of e-commerce scripts, for example, have such a requirement, and gaining full root access to the dedicated web hosting server is essential for building an online store. Other hosting firms do not offer full root privileges, but help the client install the needed software - this is the so-called managed hosting service, as differentiated from the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers root privileges.

Dedicated Web Hosting by 'iM Design and Hosting'

The website files on the dedicated web hosting server can be handled either via a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or via a web hosting CP graphical user interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are 10's of web hosting CP interfaces in existence, and typically hosting service providers offer a couple of them, and with complete root-level access at hand, the client can install any of them. All website files, databases, email mailboxes, access logs and script installations are managed easily through a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Certain Control Panels also include a reseller back office console, so if you opt for a dedicated web hosting server, you can not just host your web files, but also offer shared website hosting plans to different clients to generate profit. We, at iM Design and Hosting, provide free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated web hosting plan of ours, which permits you to set up your own hosting firm and make profit very quickly since the hosting business niche is constantly expanding.