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What are Dedicated Servers?

Free and paid shared packages are among the most commonly used website hosting solutions on the market. They are appropriate for small-sized websites that do not request plenty of system resources and do not have that many web site visitors, but for resource-consuming sites with many thousands of visitors, a more advanced platform is demanded. If you are seeking a powerful, no-holds-barred hosting solution that can cope with even millions of daily hits, a dedicated package is your most appropriate choice.

Handle the High Load Caused by Your Web Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated hosting solution, you lease a whole physical machine whose resources will be utilized only by your websites. Just like any computer, each dedicated server has one or more processors functioning at a particular speed, a specific amount of RAM memory, one or more hard disks, etc. A dedicated web server is indeed a computer with a hardware configuration meant to cope with intense load and certain software activated on it, such as a web server, PHP and MySQL software, and so on, which allows the web sites hosted on it to be available on the Internet.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the web hosting company, or by the customer, on the basis of the given dedicated package package. In either instance, the side handling the hosting server has access to a software tool to reboot it at any specific time. Administration is done through a web hosting CP user interface that allows you to keep track of the processes running on the physical server.

OSs for Dedicated Packages

There are different web hosting server OSs such as Windows, FreeBSD, a variety of Linux distributions, and so on. Specific hosting distributors offer dedicated packages utilizing one specific Operating System, while others offer clients an alternative. MSSQL databases and .NET websites necessitate a Windows web server, for instance, and will not perform on a different OS, while PHP and HTML based web sites using MySQL databases will work on any Operating System. Prior to renting a dedicated server, check what the web hosting company offers and what the requirements of your web site are.

Software Applications for Dedicated Packages

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software apps required to run a web site - a web server, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.), PHP software, FTP server software and so on, so as soon as you obtain the dedicated machine, you can upload your web files and get the website online. Most web hosting corporations offer full server root privileges, i.e. you can install any software apps on the dedicated server and change any settings. Certain script-powered software platforms require server-side libraries that should be pre-activated in order for them to run. Various e-commerce software scripts, for example, impose such a precondition, and being bestowed with full server root access to the dedicated server is crucial for developing an online shop. Other hosting companies do not give full root access, but help the client activate the necessary software platforms - this is the so-called managed web hosting service, as distinguished from the unmanaged hosting service, which includes root access.

Dedicated Package by 'OKCISP (OKC's Internet Space Provider)'

The files on the dedicated server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) terminal or via a hosting CP user interface like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are 10's of hosting CP user interfaces out there, and typically hosting distributors provide a number of them, and with full server root access at hand, the customer can activate any of them. All web site files, databases, e-mail addresses, access logs and program installations are handled easily via a GUI in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Given Control Panels also comprise a reseller backend panel, so if you purchase a dedicated server, you can not simply host your web site files, but also offer shared website hosting packages to different customers to gain money. We, at OKCISP (OKC's Internet Space Provider), offer free invoicing software and a domain reseller account with each dedicated package package of ours, which permits you to found your own hosting corporation and make profit very quickly as the web hosting business is constantly expanding.