Informational web pages, social networks and video sharing web pages are very famous and heavy web sites that require a lot of system resources to run. The more viewers a website accommodates concurrently, the more resources will be demanded to manage all the requests from the customers' web browsers and to complete them. This is the reason why a dedicated hosting server would be the optimal hosting environment for such web portals.
Purchasing a dedicated hosting suggests that you receive an entire physical machine at your disposal. Unlike the hosting services or the Virtual Private Server platform where you share a web hosting server with a certain number of other users, with a dedicated hosting server you can make use of all the resources for your web portals' demands.
There are different web hosting server architectures that you can purchase. They vary in relation to the hardware specs they provide - microprocessors, RAM amounts, hard disks, NICs, but they may also include a monthly traffic limitation. For a very famous web portal, or if you would like to host multiple web pages on a single web server, you may consider a more avant-garde architecture.
Typically, the website hosting providers offer many configurations to meet the requirements of their customers - from a small-scale hosting server for one single website to a very powerful configuration that can manage very famous web sites and thousands of visitors at any moment. The central processing unit and disk storage quotas and the database connections can be confined solely by the hosting server hardware itself.
One notable advantage of the dedicated web server over a shared site hosting account is that you have full root-level access, so you can install any software that you wish. Certain e-commerce shopping cart scripts, for example, require additional software that cannot be installed on a shared server as it would influence all the customers on it. With a dedicated web hosting server, you have complete liberty to install anything. You can manage the web server either by using the SSH protocol, or via a site hosting CP GUI. Here, you have an alternative again. You can use a site hosting CP provided by the hosting firm, or you can use your own one. Some popular webspace hosting CP tools are cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin and H-Sphere. Some companies such as NTC Hosting, for example, offer their own web site hosting CP, which is fabricated based on client proposals and offers multiple domain hosting support. Some CP GUIs are licence-free (Hepsia), while others (cPanel) ask for a monthly licence fee to use them.
Together with the option to host your own domain, a dedicated hosting server gives you the possibility to run your very own site hosting company and to sell website hosting packages to other individuals. Numerous CP GUIs come with a reseller hosting admin software counterpart, so if you have an invoicing & customer support system such as WHMCS, AWBS or ClientExec, you can build your hosting business, setting up an assortment of hosting plans for your future clients. You can also provide technical support to your customers directly, and, since you have root access, you can install software programs on demand, so your customers will be pleased with the service they obtain.
Certain hosting firms also offer an additional paid admin solution, whereby the company's administrators will assist you with any problem that you may encounter with your dedicated hosting server - an Operating System update, a script activation, a troubleshooting procedure, or any other problem that you may stumble upon.
A dedicated server is the ultimate hosting environment if you are looking for an advanced and reliable shared hosting service without bothering about exceeding any quota limitations. Whether you will host your own personal online portals, or you are a website designer with multiple customers and demand server storage space for your work, or you want to receive some good cash by reselling the web server hosting space to others, a dedicated hosting server will give you the liberty that no other web space hosting platform can.