Dedicated Server: Smart Web Hosting ChoiceWritten by Paras Shah
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Hosting your personal or business web sites on your own dedicated server may seems expensive choice in comparison to shared web hosting, but at end, it proves a smart choice. Shared web hosting, no matter how well managed, cannot be 100% reliable and stable. However if you have your own dedicated server you can manage to avoid most of variables affecting reliability and stability of a server, commonly experienced by shared hosting accounts; variables such as: overload, bad codes and scripts from other users (especially beginners); and, too many applications and components uploaded, and so on.
On a dedicated server you will install only software and applications you want to use, while on a shared hosting server you will find a host of other software and applications installed for other users.
By very nature of account, a dedicated server: reduces your dependency on web host; and bypasses time delays and possible expenses incurred from these. With dedicated server hosting you can provide instant support to your own clients whenever required, which is not possible if you are on a shared server. A reliable and fast support service is vital for your own business growth just like stability and reliability you wish for your own website. In business, reliability is reflected through word-of-mouth as one of most effective promotional activities.
For people with clients, such as Graphic Designers and Web Designers a dedicated server is invaluable. A dedicated server will bring extra income into studio, not just as a hosting facility, but, as a designer knows only too well, for extra ‘bread and butter’ income value. If you have 24hour access to your own dedicated server then you can adjust, correct or update a clients website in minutes, allowing you to keep dollar back in your studio and not in someone else’s. Ready availability results in reduced labour costs for client, but higher studio-income frequency for designer. Hence you will see return of all your regular offline clients, bringing their web work with them.
Help Me Choose: Linux vs. Windows Web HostingWritten by Paras Shah
To help you choose best operating system (OS) for your Web site to reside on, we have developed following guide:
First let's start with a definition of an operating system, which is software platform on which a web server runs.
Red Hat Linux:
Linux is an excellent operating system that is well suited to meet your web hosting needs. It handles functions of mailing, and serving up Web sites and files especially well. Additionally, there are a huge amount of free applications available on Internet for Linux and it uses less hardware resources than Windows 2003. Whether you are a fairly experienced webmaster or new to web hosting, we recommend that you choose Red Hat Linux as your hosting platform.
Red Hat Linux is most widely used hosting platform in world.
Microsoft Windows 2003:
Microsoft Windows 20003 server provides a suitable platform for serving up Web sites, files, and streaming media. Additionally, it integrates well with other Microsoft applications and there are a large amount of commercial applications available for this OS. We recommend you choose Windows 2003 as your hosting platform only if you are using specific applications that require Microsoft Windows to run such as Access, Cold Fusion, ASP, .Net, and Microsoft SQL.