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How Do Dedicated Servers Function?

Free and paid shared plans are among the most commonly used website hosting solutions on the market. They are great for small-size sites that do not necessitate a lot of resources and do not draw that many viewers, but for high resource-swallowing web portals with many 1000's of visitors, a more powerful solution is needed. If you want a rock steady, hi-end shared hosting solution that can handle even 1 000 000's of daily hits, a dedicated server is your most suitable choice.

Handle the Heavy Load Generated by Your Websites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated server web hosting solution, you lease a whole hosting server whose resources will be used solely by your sites. Just as any computer, each dedicated server has one or more processing units functioning at a given speed, a specific amount of RAM, one or more hard disks, etc. A dedicated hosting server is in fact a computer with hardware meant to tackle heavy load and given software installed on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, etc., which allows the websites accommodated on it to be reachable on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the web hosting firm, or by the client, depending on the given dedicated server package. In either case, the party managing the hosting server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any given moment. Management is carried out through a Control Panel graphical interface that permits you to keep track of the services running on the physical server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are different server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, various Linux distributions, and so on. Specific web hosting providers provide dedicated servers utilizing one particular OS, while others give clients a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET websites necessitate a Windows web server, for example, and will not perform on another Operating System, while PHP and HTML driven web sites utilizing MySQL databases will perform on any Operating System. Prior to leasing a dedicated server, check what the web hosting vendor offers and what the requirements of your site are.

Software Apps for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server offers all the software platforms needed to manage 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 obtain the web server, you can upload your files and get the website online. Most providers provide full root privileges, in other words you can activate any software applications on the dedicated server and change any settings. Specific script-based platforms need server-side apps that should be pre-activated in order for them to function. Different e-commerce scripts, for instance, involve such a requirement, and being given full server root access to the dedicated server is decisive for building a web shop. Other providers do not give complete root-level access, but help the customer activate the required software - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as compared with the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers full root access.

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The textual, visual and aural content on the dedicated server can be administered either via a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or through a web hosting Control Panel graphical interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are tens of Control Panel user interfaces in existence, and normally hosting corporations offer a few of them, and with full server root access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All web files, databases, email accounts, access logs and program installations are managed easily through a graphical user interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is necessary. Particular Control Panels also comprise a reseller back office tool, so if you purchase a dedicated server, you can not simply host your website files, but also offer shared web hosting packages to different persons to generate profit. We, at ekkhost, provide cost-free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated server plan of ours, which allows you to begin your very own personal hosting firm and gain profit very quickly since the web hosting market niche is constantly growing.