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Dedicated Hosting Servers Revealed

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most extensively used web hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are OK for small-sized online portals that do not need lots of system resources and do not attract that many viewers, but for resource-consuming web pages with many thousands of viewers, a more powerful solution is necessary. If you want an advanced, avant-garde web hosting platform that can tackle even 1 000 000's of daily visits, a dedicated hosting is your most suitable choice.

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

With the dedicated hosting service, you lease a whole server whose resources will be utilized solely by your sites. Just as any computer, each dedicated hosting server has one or more processing units operating at a certain speed, a certain amount of RAM, one or more hard disks, etc. A web server is indeed a computer with hardware intended to handle heavy load and some software installed on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software, etc., which allows the websites accommodated on it to be reachable online.

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A dedicated hosting server can be administered either by the web hosting supplier, or by the client, depending on the particular dedicated hosting package. In either instance, the side administering the dedicated machine has access to a software tool to restart it at any given time. Administration is done through a web hosting Control Panel user interface that permits you to monitor the services running on the physical server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Hosting

There are various hosting server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, etc. Certain hosting vendors provide dedicated hosting running one specific OS, while others give customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET websites need a Windows server, for example, and will not run on another Operating System, while PHP and HTML based web sites utilizing MySQL databases will function on any OS. Prior to leasing a dedicated hosting server, check what the web hosting corporation provides and what the needs of your website are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server offers all the software needed to administer a website - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so once you obtain the dedicated machine, you can upload your website files and take the site online. Most hosting providers offer complete root access, i.e. you can install any software apps on the dedicated hosting server and change any settings. Some script-powered software platforms require server-side applications that should be pre-installed in order for them to function. Plenty of shopping cart scripts, for example, include such a requirement, and being granted complete server root access to the dedicated hosting server is key for kicking off an online storefront. Other hosting corporations do not grant full server root privileges, but help the client install the required software - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as compared with the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers full root access.

Dedicated Hosting by 'Tropical Hosting'

The content on the dedicated hosting server can be handled either through a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or through a web hosting Control Panel interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are tens of CP GUIs in existence, and usually web hosting service providers provide a few of them, and with complete root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All web site files, databases, e-mailboxes, access logs and script installations are managed effortlessly through a GUI in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Certain hosting Control Panels also comprise a reseller backend dashboard, so if you select a dedicated hosting server, you can not just host your web files, but also sell shared website hosting packages to other customers to generate cash. We, at Tropical Hosting, offer free-of-charge billing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated hosting package of ours, which allows you to begin your very own personal web hosting company and make profit in no time as the web hosting market niche is incessantly developing.