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What Exactly are Dedicated Hosting Servers?

Free and paid shared packages are among the most extensively used website hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are perfect for small-sized web pages that do not need lots of system resources and do not draw that many visitors, but for heavy resource-consuming online portals with many thousands of visitors, a more advanced platform is needed. If you are looking for a steady, first-rate web hosting solution that can handle even 1 000 000's of everyday hits, a dedicated hosting is your best option.

Tackle the Heavy Load Generated by Your Sites with a Dedicated Hosting Server

With the dedicated server hosting service, you lease a whole physical machine whose resources will be utilized only by your web sites. Just like any PC, each dedicated hosting server has one or more processing units functioning at a certain speed, a given amount of memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A hosting server is actually a computer with a hardware configuration meant to tackle heavy load and specific software activated on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software platforms, and so on, which permits the web sites hosted on it to be reachable on the web.

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A dedicated hosting server can be managed either by the hosting company, or by the client, depending on the specific dedicated hosting plan. In either instance, the party administering the dedicated web server has access to a software tool to reboot it at any given time. Administration is done through a hosting Control Panel tool that allows you to keep track of the services running on the dedicated web server.

OSs for Dedicated Hosting

There are various server Operating Systems like Windows, FreeBSD, a variety of Linux distributions, etc. Particular web hosting providers offer dedicated hosting using one given OS, while others offer customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites demand a Windows server, for instance, and will not function on another Operating System, while PHP and HTML based sites using MySQL databases will perform on any OS. Prior to leasing a dedicated hosting server, find out what the web hosting provider offers and what the requirements of your website are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server includes all the software apps needed in order to manage 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 hosting server, you can upload your web site files and bring the website online. Most hosting firms give root access, i.e. you can activate any software on the dedicated hosting server and change any settings. Given script-driven software platforms need server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to work. Different shopping cart scripts, for instance, impose such a requirement, and receiving complete root-level access to the dedicated hosting server is key for having an online store. Other web hosting service providers do not give root access, but help the customer install the required software - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as distinguished from the unmanaged hosting solution, which offers root privileges.

Dedicated Hosting by 'Morris Hosting'

The web content on the dedicated hosting server can be administered either through a Secure Shell (SSH) console or through a web hosting Control Panel user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are tens of web hosting Control Panel user interfaces out there, and usually hosting distributors offer a few of them, and with full root access at hand, the client can install any of them. All files, databases, e-mail addresses, access logs and program installations are handled easily through a GUI in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Given Control Panels also have a reseller backend tool, so if you select a dedicated hosting server, you can not just host your web files, but also sell shared website hosting plans to different users to gain revenue. We, at Morris Hosting, provide cost-free billing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated hosting package of ours, which enables you to set up your very own personal web hosting company and earn profit very quickly because the web hosting business is constantly developing.