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What are Dedicated Servers?

Free and paid shared packages are among the most famous website hosting solutions on the market. They are applicable for small-sized web portals that do not require lots of system resources and do not get that many viewers, but for large web portals with many thousands of viewers, a more powerful solution is required. If you would like to have an advanced, topflight hosting platform that can tackle even 1 000 000's of everyday visits, a dedicated server is your most suitable option.

Tackle the Load Created by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated web server hosting solution, you lease an entire server whose resources will be utilized solely by your websites. Just as any PC, each dedicated server has one or more processors functioning at a specific speed, some amount of memory, one or more disk drives, etc. A dedicated server is indeed a computer with hardware designed to handle heavy load and specific software activated on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software, etc., which permits the sites stored on it to be available on the World Wide Web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the web hosting firm, or by the customer, depending on the given dedicated server plan. In either situation, the side administering the physical machine has access to a software platform to restart it at any time. Management is carried out via a Control Panel user interface that permits you to supervise the tasks running on the web server.

OSs for Dedicated Servers

There are various server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, an array of Linux distributions, and so on. Particular web hosting vendors offer dedicated servers using one specific Operating System, whereas others offer customers an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET sites require a Windows web server, for example, and will not operate on another OS, whereas PHP and HTML based web sites utilizing MySQL databases will work on any OS. Before leasing a dedicated server, examine what the hosting vendor offers and what the requirements of your web site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Servers

By default, each dedicated server offers all the software platforms needed to manage a website - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so once you get the dedicated machine, you can upload your web files and take the site online. Most web hosting companies give full root privileges, in other words you can install any software platforms on the dedicated server and update any settings. Specific script-based platforms need server-side apps that should be pre-installed in order for them to function. Lots of e-commerce software scripts, for instance, impose such a requirement, and having root access to the dedicated server is vital for developing an online shop. Other hosting providers do not grant full root privileges, but help the client activate the necessary software - this is the so-called managed web hosting solution, as differentiated from the unmanaged hosting service, which offers full server root access.

Dedicated Server by 'Bookeers'

The website files on the dedicated server can be administered either via a Secure Shell (SSH) tunnel or via a web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are 10's of web hosting CP graphical interfaces in existence, and normally hosting suppliers provide a couple of them, and with root-level access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All web files, databases, mailbox accounts, access logs and script installations are handled easily through a GUI in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is necessary. Particular hosting Control Panels also have a reseller backend console, so if you pick a dedicated server, you can not simply host your web site files, but also sell shared web hosting packages to other clients to gain cash. We, at Bookeers, offer free-of-cost invoicing software and a domain reseller account with every dedicated server package of ours, which permits you to set up your very own personal hosting company and earn cash in no time because the hosting market niche is constantly developing.