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What Exactly is Dedicated Web Hosting?

Free and paid shared packages are among the most widespread web hosting solutions on the marketplace. They are applicable for small-size sites that do not request a lot of system resources and do not have that many viewers, but for high resource-absorbing websites with many thousands of website visitors, a more advanced platform is necessary. If you are searching for a powerful, cutting-edge website hosting platform that can tackle even 1 000 000's of everyday hits, a dedicated web hosting is your most excellent option.

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

With the dedicated server web hosting solution, you lease an entire server whose system resources will be utilized only by your websites. Just like any personal computer, each dedicated web hosting server has one or more processors operating at a certain speed, a specific amount of memory, one or more hard disk drives, etc. A dedicated web hosting server is in fact a computer with hardware intended to cope with high load and given software activated on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software, and so on, which permits the web sites accommodated on it to be reachable on the Internet.

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A dedicated web hosting server can be administered either by the hosting vendor, or by the client, depending on the particular dedicated web hosting plan. In either situation, the side handling the web hosting server has access to a software tool to restart it at any given time. Management is carried out via a hosting Control Panel tool that permits you to supervise the tasks running on the dedicated web server.

OSs for Dedicated Web Hosting

There are various server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, various Linux distributions, etc. Certain hosting providers offer dedicated web hosting utilizing one specific OS, whereas others give customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites demand a Windows server, for instance, and will not work on another OS, whereas PHP and HTML driven sites utilizing MySQL databases will work on any Operating System. Before renting a dedicated web hosting server, learn what the web hosting corporation offers and what the necessities of your site are.

Software Apps for Dedicated Web Hosting

By default, each dedicated web hosting server comes with all the software needed to administer a website - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so the moment you get the dedicated machine, you can upload your website files and bring the website online. Most web hosting firms provide root privileges, in other words you can activate any software on the dedicated web hosting server and modify any settings. Particular script-driven software platforms require server-side applications that should be pre-activated in order for them to work. Plenty of e-commerce software scripts, for example, include such a requirement, and being bestowed with full root access to the dedicated web hosting server is vital for managing an online store. Other hosting corporations do not give full root-level access, but help the client install the needed software - this is the so-called managed hosting solution, as compared to the unmanaged hosting solution, which includes full server root privileges.

Dedicated Web Hosting by 'Mercury Media Services'

The website files on the dedicated web hosting server can be managed either through a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or via a web hosting CP tool such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, and so on. There are tens of web hosting Control Panel GUIs available, and normally web hosting corporations offer a couple of them, and with root-level access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All website files, databases, mail accounts, access logs and program installations are handled easily through a graphical interface in a web browser, so no advanced knowledge is required. Certain web hosting CPs also include a reseller back office console, so if you select a dedicated web hosting server, you can not only host your files, but also offer shared web hosting plans to other persons to make revenue. We, at Mercury Media Services, provide cost-free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated web hosting plan of ours, which allows you to launch your very own personal hosting company and earn revenue in no time as the hosting market is perpetually growing.