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Definition of Dedicated Servers

Free and paid shared plans are among the most popular hosting products on the marketplace. They are suitable for small websites that do not demand a lot of resources and do not attract that many visitors, but for high resource-devouring web portals with many 1000's of website visitors, a more powerful platform is demanded. If you need a rock solid, top-quality shared hosting platform that can handle even millions of daily hits, a dedicated server is your most appropriate option.

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

With the dedicated service, you lease an entire physical server whose resources will be used only by your websites. Just as any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more central processing units functioning at a given speed, a certain amount of memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A web server is actually a computer with a hardware configuration aimed to tackle high load and given software installed on it, like a web server, PHP and MySQL software, and so on, which permits the sites accommodated on it to be accessible on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the hosting distributor, or by the customer, based on the specific dedicated server plan. In either instance, the side managing the dedicated server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any given moment. Management is carried out through a CP user interface that permits you to supervise the processes running on the dedicated web server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are various server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, an array of Linux distributions, and so on. Some web hosting corporations offer dedicated servers running one particular OS, while others give clients an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites request a Windows server, for example, and will not perform on a different OS, whereas PHP and HTML based sites utilizing MySQL databases will run on any Operating System. Before leasing a dedicated server, examine what the provider provides and what the needs of your site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server comes with all the software platforms needed in order to run a site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so as soon as you get the web hosting server, you can upload your files and bring the website online. Most web hosting firms provide complete root access, i.e. you can install any software apps on the dedicated server and update any settings. Specific script-powered platforms require server-side libraries that should be pre-activated in order for them to run. Plenty of e-commerce software scripts, for example, include such a requirement, and obtaining root access to the dedicated server is crucial for having an online shop. Other hosting companies do not provide complete server root access, but help the customer install the needed software applications - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as differentiated from the unmanaged hosting solution, which includes full root privileges.

Dedicated Server by 'CloudNovo'

The web content on the dedicated server can be administered either via a Secure Shell (SSH) console or via a hosting CP graphical user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are tens of hosting Control Panel interfaces in existence, and typically hosting suppliers offer a couple of them, and with full root-level access at hand, the client can install any of them. All website files, databases, e-mail accounts, access logs and script installations are handled effortlessly via a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is necessary. Some hosting Control Panels also comprise a reseller back office dashboard, so if you settle on a dedicated server, you can not simply host your web site files, but also offer shared website hosting packages to different users to earn money. We, at CloudNovo, offer free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated server package of ours, which permits you to start your own personal hosting firm and make revenue very quickly since the hosting market is incessantly growing.