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How Do Dedicated Servers Function?

Free and paid shared packages are among the most widespread website hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are suitable for small-scale web portals that do not require lots of system resources and do not receive that many web site visitors, but for high resource-demanding online portals with many 1000's of website visitors, a more advanced solution is required. If you are seeking a robust, top-quality hosting solution that can tackle even 1 000 000's of everyday visits, a dedicated server is your perfect option.

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

With the dedicated web server hosting solution, you rent a whole physical server whose resources will be utilized only by your websites. Just like any computer, each dedicated server has one or more CPUs functioning at a particular speed, a specific amount of RAM, one or more hard disks, etc. A dedicated web hosting server is indeed a computer with a hardware configuration meant to handle heavy load and specific software activated on it, such as web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which permits the websites accommodated on it to be visible on the web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the host, or by the customer, based on the concrete dedicated server package. In either case, the party handling the web hosting server has access to a software platform to reboot it at any specific time. Administration is carried out through a CP interface that permits you to keep an eye on the processes running on the dedicated web server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are different web server OSs like Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, etc. Certain web hosting suppliers offer dedicated servers using one given OS, whereas others offer customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites demand a Windows server, for instance, and will not run on another Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML based web sites using MySQL databases will run on any OS. Before leasing a dedicated server, learn what the web hosting supplier provides and what the needs of your web site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software apps needed in order to manage a web site - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so once you get the web hosting server, you can upload your files and get the site online. The majority of web hosting distributors provide full server root privileges, in other words you can install any software platforms on the dedicated server and change any settings. Certain script-powered software platforms need server-side libraries that should be pre-activated in order for them to function. Lots of e-commerce software scripts, for example, include such a requirement, and being supplied with complete root access to the dedicated server is crucial for running an online store. Other hosting distributors do not give complete root-level access, but help the customer install the necessary software platforms - this is the so-called managed hosting service, as compared with the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers complete server root access.

Dedicated Server by 'Helios Host'

The website files on the dedicated server can be handled either via a Secure Shell (SSH) console or via a hosting CP user interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are 10's of CP GUIs available, and usually hosting distributors offer several of them, and with full server root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All files, databases, mail accounts, access logs and program installations are handled easily through a graphical user interface in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Certain web hosting CPs also comprise a reseller back office dashboard, so if you choose a dedicated server, you can not just host your website files, but also offer shared hosting plans to other clients to earn money. We, at Helios Host, offer charge-free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated server plan of ours, which allows you to constitute your own web hosting company and earn revenue in no time since the hosting business niche is incessantly increasing.