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Dedicated Web Hosting Explained

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most widely used website hosting products on the marketplace. They are great for small-scale web sites that do not need plenty of resources and do not receive that many viewers, but for heavy resource-swallowing web pages with many 1000's of viewers, a more powerful platform is demanded. If you would like to have a rock solid, avant-garde web hosting solution that can deal with even millions of daily hits, a dedicated web hosting is your best choice.

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

With the dedicated server web hosting solution, you lease an entire physical machine whose system resources will be utilized solely by your websites. Just like any PC, each dedicated server has one or more central processing units operating at a particular speed, a given amount of memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A dedicated server is actually a computer with hardware designed to tackle heavy load and some software activated on it, like web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which allows the websites hosted on it to be accessible on the web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the host, or by the client, depending on the concrete dedicated web hosting plan. In either instance, the party administering the physical server has access to a software tool to restart it at any given time. Administration is carried out through a Control Panel graphical interface that permits you to monitor the tasks running on the web server.

OSs for Dedicated Web Hosting

There are different web server OSs like Windows, FreeBSD, various Linux distributions, etc. Given hosting distributors provide dedicated web hosting running one given Operating System, whereas others offer clients an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET websites demand a Windows web server, for instance, and will not perform on another Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML driven web sites utilizing MySQL databases will function on any Operating System. Prior to leasing a dedicated server, examine what the web hosting provider offers and what the requirements of your site are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Web Hosting

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software needed in order to administer a website - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so the moment you get the dedicated server, you can upload your web site files and get the web site online. The majority of web hosting providers grant full root privileges, i.e. you can install any software on the dedicated server and alter any settings. Given script-powered software platforms require server-side libraries that should be pre-installed in order for them to perform. Different shopping cart software scripts, for instance, include such a requirement, and receiving complete root-level access to the dedicated server is critical for kicking off an online storefront. Other web hosting firms do not provide complete root-level access, but help the customer activate the necessary software applications - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as distinguished from the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers root-level access.

Dedicated Web Hosting by 'ISACT WEB HOST'

The files on the dedicated server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) session or via a hosting CP graphical user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of Control Panel graphical user interfaces out there, and normally web hosting service providers offer a number of them, and with root access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All web site files, databases, e-mail accounts, access logs and script installations are managed easily via a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Particular Control Panels also have a reseller backend console, so if you pick a dedicated server, you can not only host your web files, but also sell shared website hosting packages to different users to gain cash. We, at ISACT WEB HOST, offer free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated web hosting plan of ours, which enables you to constitute your own web hosting firm and generate profit very quickly since the hosting market niche is constantly enlarging.