Informational pages, social networks and video sharing portals are very famous and heavy web portals that demand lots of system resources to function. The more visitors a web page accommodates concurrently, the more resources will be needed to tackle all the requests from the customers' web browsers and to complete them. This is why a dedicated server would be the optimum site hosting environment for such portals.
Purchasing dedicated server means that you obtain a whole server at your disposal. In contrast with the web hosting services or the VPS hosting platform where you share a physical server with a given number of other clients, with a dedicated server you can use all the resources for your web pages' demands.
There are different server configurations that you can purchase. They vary when it comes to the hardware specifications they provide - processors, RAM quotas, hard disks, NICs, but they may also involve a monthly web traffic limitation. For a highly visited web site, or if you wish to host multiple websites on one single hosting server, you may consider a more advanced architecture.
Normally, the web hosting companies offer diverse architectures to meet the needs of their clients - from a small-scale server for one single website to a very avant-garde architecture that can cope with highly visited portals and thousands of guests at any time. The central processing unit and storage space quotas and the database connections can be restricted only by the web hosting server hardware itself.
One major advantage of the dedicated hosting server over a shared webspace hosting plan is that you are given complete root-level access, so you can install any software application that you wish. Certain electronic commerce shopping cart software applications, for instance, demand additional software that cannot be installed on a shared web hosting server as it would influence all the customers on it. With a dedicated web hosting server, you have complete power to install anything. You can administer the dedicated hosting server either by using the SSH protocol, or through a hosting CP GUI. Here, you have an option again. You can use a CP offered by the web space hosting corporation, or you can utilize your own one. Some widely used web space hosting Control Panel tools are cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin and H-Sphere. Some firms like 'NTC Hosting', for instance, offer their very own hosting CP, which is made based on client tips and offers multiple domain web hosting support. Certain hosting Control Panel user interfaces are license-free (Hepsia), while others (cPanel) require a monthly license fee to utilize them.
Along with the opportunity to host your very own domain names, a dedicated server gives you the possibility to establish your very own web space hosting enterprise and to sell hosting solutions to other individuals. Numerous webspace hosting Control Panel interfaces include a reseller web hosting administration software supplement, so if you have an invoice transaction & client support solution such as WHMCS, AWBS or ClientExec, you can kickstart your web hosting business, creating an array of web hosting packages for your prospective customers. You can also offer support to your clients directly, and, since you have complete root-level access, you can install software on demand, so your clients will be satisfied with the service they get.
Some hosting firms also provide an additional paid administration solution, whereby the company's system administrators will help you with any complication that you may experience with your dedicated hosting server - an Operating System update, a script activation, a troubleshooting procedure, or any other problem that you may run into.
A dedicated hosting server is the supreme site hosting platform if you are looking for a powerful and stable shared web hosting service without worrying about reaching any quota limitations. Whether you will host your own online portals, or you are a web site designer with numerous clients and require web hosting space for your work, or you wish to collect some decent money by selling the web hosting server storage space to others, a dedicated web hosting server will give you the autonomy that no other web site hosting service can.