What are Dedicated Servers?
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What are Dedicated Servers?

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most popular hosting products on the market. They are great for small-size web portals that do not demand plenty of resources and do not get that many web site visitors, but for high resource-devouring websites with many thousands of web site visitors, a more advanced solution is demanded. If you are looking for a rock solid, avant-garde hosting platform that can tackle even millions of everyday visits, a dedicated server is your most suitable option.

Tackle the High Load Created by Your Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated hosting service, you lease an entire hosting server whose resources will be used only by your websites. Just as any computer, each dedicated server has one or more processors operating at a certain speed, some amount of RAM memory, one or more hard disks, and so on. A web server is actually a computer with a hardware configuration intended to cope with intense load and given software installed on it, such as web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which allows the sites stored on it to be visible on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the hosting provider, or by the client, depending on the concrete dedicated server plan. In either situation, the side managing the web server has access to a software platform to restart it at any given moment. Administration is carried out via a Control Panel graphical user interface that enables you to supervise the tasks running on the web hosting server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are different server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, a variety of Linux distributions, etc. Specific providers offer dedicated servers running one particular OS, while others give clients an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET websites request a Windows web server, for example, and will not perform on a different Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML driven websites using MySQL databases will work on any OS. Before renting a dedicated server, examine what the hosting supplier offers and what the requirements of your site are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software platforms required in order to administer a web site - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so as soon as you obtain the dedicated hosting server, you can upload your files and get the web site online. Most web hosting suppliers grant root-level access, in other words you can install any software apps on the dedicated server and modify any settings. Specific script-powered software platforms need server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to operate. A lot of e-commerce scripts, for example, impose such a requirement, and being bestowed with root access to the dedicated server is essential for having an online shop. Other hosts do not give full server root privileges, but help the client install the necessary software platforms - this is the so-called managed web hosting service, as compared with the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers root privileges.

Dedicated Server by '5d.org.uk'

The web files on the dedicated server can be administered either via a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or via a hosting Control Panel tool such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of hosting Control Panel graphical interfaces in existence, and usually hosting service providers offer several of them, and with full root-level access at hand, the client can install any of them. All website files, databases, mailboxes, access logs and program installations are managed effortlessly through a graphical user interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Given hosting CPs also have a reseller back office panel, so if you choose a dedicated server, you can not simply host your web site files, but also offer shared web hosting packages to other customers to make revenue. We, at 5d.org.uk, offer free billing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated server package of ours, which allows you to establish your very own personal hosting firm and make profit very fast because the hosting market niche is constantly thriving.