A dedicated hosting service or dedicated server is a type of internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone. The server hardware is owned by the data center and provides support for the operating system or applications. Depending on the type of applications being hosted, users may have control over the server/(s) including choice of OS, hardware and software. Server administration is provided by data center.
Who should use dedicated hosting?
Websites which are created solely for a particular department to meet a specific purpose and expecting high traffic loads can opt for dedicated hosting method. In this set-up the client can customize the hardware setup as well as the software to meet exact needs. Data access is faster and high traffic is easily accommodated.
Advantages of dedicated hosting
Dedicated hosting costs more, but offers more features and benefits. With dedicated hosting, you're the only site on the server and have your own IP address. A dedicated IP address used to be a requirement for SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption. It's easier to set up the server to handle anonymous FTP and SSL encryption if the server has a dedicated IP address. This isn't impossible with virtual hosting, it is more difficult. Faster response with high traffic loads and more control over the server are some of other benefits it offers.
Intel Xeon Single/Dual /Quad Processor based servers
Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition
RHEL 5, RHEL 6.4
IIS 6 / IIS 7 (Windows 2008)
Apache 2.2.3 and above (RHEL 5, RHEL 6.4)
Apache Tomcat 6.0 and above (RHEL 5, RHEL 6.4)
MS SQL Server 2008 R2 (Windows server 2008 R2)
PostgreSQL 9.2 (RHEL 5, RHEL 6.4)
MySQL 5.5 (RHEL 5, RHEL 6.4)