By Rauf Ahmmad
An Instant dedicated server web hosting means that a client hires an entire server without sharing it with anyone. On the other hand, shared hosting means that more than one client will be associated with the server. Dedicated hosting has its advantages over shared hosting as the clients can choose the Operating system, hardware and other relevant components of their choice.
The purpose of web hosting is to allow organizations to make their websites visible on the World Wide Web. In order to fulfill this requirement, hosting companies allocate a space on a web server, owned by a client. Hosting companies usually provide add-on services like server administration. Dedicated servers can sometimes provide larger return on investment compared to shared servers.
These servers are furnished in data centers, providing continuous power supply and ideal working environment. A dedicates server web hosting requires the following components:
Operating system: Availability and client familiarity are the factors that determine which OS is being offered. Generally, various versions of LINUX and UNIX are included in the package.
Microsoft’s commercial OS, Microsoft Windows Server is available through a program known as Microsoft SPLA. The commercial form of LINUX, Red had Enterprise is also offered.
A dedicated server plan is implemented to support these Operating systems.
Bandwidth: It is the data transfer rate or the amount of data that can be transferred in a stipulated amount of time. The more the bandwidth, the better will be the speed of your website. Dedicated servers provide high speed networks from service providers. This usually works on a multiple service provider system, as the bandwidth is very high.
Server management: To keep the server updated the following tools are used-
1. Application update.
2. Data backup.
3. Antivirus and Firewall boost.
4. Operating System upgrade.
5. Application monitoring and management.
6. Server monitoring.
7. Bandwidth monitoring.
8. Database management.
9. Tech support.
10. Performance refinement.
All these tools are required to make the web hosting experience better on your dedicated server. Hosting companies provide packages like fully managed, self-managed and unmanaged hosting for the servers.
Security: The hosting companies take extreme measures to prevent loss of data on the server. Antivirus and anti-spam programs are deployed to scan the entire system for Trojans, worms and unauthorized invaders. Server crashes are prevented by blocking multiple connections.
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