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Dedicated Server Hosting History Discussed

Author : Dirik Hameed

Back in the 1960's and 50's, mainframes were being used- they are what we now know as dedicated servers. These mainframes or servers were used mostly for data manipulation tasks. Only as far back as the 1990's these systems were still in use! It was when websites and the world wide web became prevailing, that dedicated servers became a well know phrase. And thus, dedi server hosting became what we have as we speak.

A dedicated server's tasks hasn't changed much since mainframes. Back in the 90's server hosting was only actually employed for email and backups. The WWW boom saw a different, and huge demand for hosting websites, databases etc as well as email. As technology develops, so will the demand for dedicated server hosting. Just look at how Google has changed business and server hosting.

Since the beginning server operating systems have changed with demand. However it has always been a much more diverse area unlike with desktops. Unix/Linux operating systems are the alternative for most internet purposes as it is reasoned to be less vulnerable and more stable than Windows. The majority of Linux operating systems are free, although some premium versions are paid.

Server hardware and desktop hardware have been developed at the same rate. It was at one point all about multiple CPU's. Server hosting architecture supports multiple cores on single CPU's these days. Just look at the introduction of dual and quad cores. And soon to become mass marketed the hexa core or 6 core CPU and following suit the octo or 8 core CPU.

RAM is another area where the amount needed has grown with the amount that programs need. There was a time when you could count the amount of megabytes of RAM your server had on one hand. These days with many servers you will struggle to count the number of gigabytes of RAM it has on two hands! The type of RAM servers use has always been different normally including features for error correcting and buffering to make certain recurrent accessing features quicker.

What is in an average server now is what will normal hardware of the desktop computer in around two to three years time or quicker, with the average processing capacity doubling in 18 to 24 months.

So where will go in the future? You can bet the hardware will be infinitely quicker. Where server hardware goes depends really, on the next big phase. Look at how Facebook changed the way the internet worked. The next big websites will most likely shape the way server hosting evolves.

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