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How Dedicated Hosting Functions

Free and paid shared packages are among the most widespread hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are splendid for small-sized websites that do not need a lot of resources and do not have that many web site visitors, but for busy online portals with many 1000’s of viewers, a more powerful platform is required. If you desire a reliable, top-class web hosting solution that can cope with even 1 000 000’s of everyday hits, a dedicated hosting is your best option.

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

With the dedicated server hosting solution, you lease a whole web server whose resources will be utilized solely by your sites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated hosting server has one or more microprocessors operating at a specific speed, a specific amount of RAM memory, one or more hard drives, etc. A dedicated hosting server is actually a computer with hardware intended to tackle high load and certain software installed on it, like web server software, PHP and MySQL software platforms, etc., which permits the web sites hosted on it to be accessible on the Internet.

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A dedicated hosting server can be managed either by the hosting provider, or by the client, depending on the concrete dedicated hosting plan. In either situation, the side managing the dedicated web hosting server has access to a software tool to reboot it at any specific moment. Management is carried out through a web hosting Control Panel tool that allows you to monitor the processes running on the dedicated web hosting server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Hosting

There are different web hosting server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, and so on. Specific hosting companies offer dedicated hosting utilizing one specific OS, while others give customers a choice. MSSQL databases and .NET websites need a Windows server, for example, and will not perform on another Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML driven sites utilizing MySQL databases will perform on any Operating System. Prior to leasing a dedicated hosting server, examine what the hosting vendor offers and what the requirements of your site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Hosting

By default, each dedicated hosting server includes all the software apps required to manage a website – a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so the moment you get the dedicated web hosting server, you can upload your website files and get the site online. The majority of web hosting service providers offer full server root privileges, i.e. you can install any software on the dedicated hosting server and alter any settings. Certain script-based platforms need server-side libraries that should be pre-installed in order for them to function. Plenty of e-commerce software scripts, for instance, involve such a requirement, and being granted root access to the dedicated hosting server is decisive for developing a web store. Other providers do not offer full root-level access, but help the client activate the required software applications – this is the so-called managed web hosting service, as distinguished from the unmanaged web hosting service, which offers full root-level access.

Dedicated Hosting by ‘Lime Server‘

The files on the dedicated hosting server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) console or via a hosting CP tool such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of Control Panel tools in existence, and usually hosting suppliers provide several of them, and with complete server root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All files, databases, electronic mail accounts, access logs and program installations are managed effortlessly through a graphical user interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Given web hosting CPs also comprise a reseller back office dashboard, so if you pick a dedicated hosting server, you can not simply host your website files, but also offer shared website hosting packages to different users to generate cash. We, at Lime Server, offer charge-free billing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated hosting package of ours, which enables you to found your very own web hosting company and make cash in no time because the web hosting business is constantly growing.


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