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Dedicated Servers Definition

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most widely used web hosting solutions on the market. They are good for small-scale web portals that do not demand plenty of resources and do not get that many visitors, but for high resource-absorbing websites with many thousands of visitors, a more powerful platform is needed. If you are searching for a powerful, top-drawer hosting solution that can handle even millions of daily visits, a dedicated server is your finest option.

Handle the Heavy Load Generated by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated server hosting service, you lease a whole web hosting server whose system resources will be used solely by your sites. Just as any computer, each dedicated server has one or more processors operating at a certain speed, a certain amount of RAM memory, one or more hard disk drives, and so on. A dedicated server is in fact a computer with hardware meant to tackle heavy load and certain software installed on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which allows the websites hosted on it to be accessible on the Internet.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the host, or by the client, on the basis of the specific dedicated server plan. In either instance, the party managing the hosting server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any time. Administration is carried out via a web hosting CP graphical interface that permits you to keep an eye on the processes running on the dedicated web hosting server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are different server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, and so on. Given hosting companies offer dedicated servers utilizing one particular OS, whereas others give customers a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET sites need a Windows web server, for example, and will not work on another OS, while PHP and HTML driven websites using MySQL databases will operate on any OS. Prior to leasing a dedicated server, learn what the hosting vendor provides and what the requirements of your site are.

Software Apps for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server offers all the software apps needed in order to manage a website - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so the moment you obtain the dedicated web hosting server, you can upload your web files and get the site online. The majority of providers provide root-level access, in other words you can install any software applications on the dedicated server and revise any settings. Certain script-driven platforms need server-side applications that should be pre-activated in order for them to perform. Various e-commerce scripts, for example, involve such a requirement, and having complete root-level access to the dedicated server is vital for kicking off an online storefront. Other web hosting providers do not offer full root-level access, but help the customer install the needed software platforms - this is the so-called managed hosting service, as compared with the unmanaged hosting service, which includes complete server root access.

Dedicated Server by 'EXTEC'

The website files on the dedicated server can be handled either via a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or through a CP graphical user interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of hosting CP tools in existence, and normally providers provide a number of them, and with complete root-level access at hand, the customer can install any of them. All website files, databases, e-mail box accounts, access logs and program installations are managed easily via a graphical user interface in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Specific CPs also comprise a reseller back office panel, so if you opt for a dedicated server, you can not simply host your files, but also offer shared hosting packages to other customers to gain revenue. We, at EXTEC, offer charge-free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated server package of ours, which permits you to launch your own personal hosting firm and make money very fast since the hosting market niche is constantly thriving.