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Definition of Dedicated Hosting

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most widespread hosting solutions on the market. They are excellent for small-sized web pages that do not demand plenty of system resources and do not draw that many website visitors, but for big websites with many 1000's of visitors, a more powerful platform is demanded. If you are looking for a dependable, first-rate hosting platform that can deal with even 1 000 000's of daily visits, a dedicated server is your most suitable choice.

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

With the dedicated web server hosting service, you lease an entire web hosting server whose resources will be utilized only by your web sites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more processing units operating at a specific speed, some amount of memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A dedicated web server is indeed a computer with hardware designed to handle heavy load and some software installed on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software, etc., which permits the web sites stored on it to be reachable online.

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A dedicated server can be administered either by the hosting corporation, or by the customer, depending on the particular dedicated server package. In either instance, the party managing the dedicated hosting server has access to a software tool to reboot it at any time. Management is done through a CP graphical interface that allows you to monitor the tasks running on the machine.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Servers

There are various web server OSs like Windows, FreeBSD, different Linux distributions, etc. Some web hosting distributors provide dedicated servers using one given OS, while others offer clients an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET sites need a Windows server, for instance, and will not run on another Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML based websites using MySQL databases will function on any OS. Prior to renting a dedicated server, learn what the web hosting firm offers and what the necessities of your site are.

Software Platforms for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server comes with all the software platforms needed in order to administer a site - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so once you obtain the dedicated server, you can upload your website files and get the web site online. Most web hosting companies provide full root privileges, in other words you can activate any software apps on the dedicated server and change any settings. Some script-based software platforms require server-side apps that should be pre-activated in order for them to function. Many e-commerce scripts, for example, involve such a requirement, and receiving full root-level access to the dedicated server is critical for setting up a web storefront. Other hosting vendors do not grant complete root-level access, but help the customer activate the required software apps - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as compared with the unmanaged hosting solution, which comes with full server root access.

Dedicated Server by 'Bogart Media'

The website files on the dedicated server can be administered either via a Secure Shell (SSH) session or through a CP graphical user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of CP graphical interfaces out there, and typically hosts provide a few of them, and with complete server root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All website files, databases, email box accounts, access logs and script installations are administered easily through a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Specific hosting Control Panels also comprise a reseller backend panel, so if you order a dedicated server, you can not simply host your website files, but also offer shared hosting packages to other customers to earn profit. We, at Bogart Media, offer free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated server plan of ours, which enables you to establish your own personal hosting firm and gain money very quickly as the hosting market is perpetually flourishing.