In hardware, a dedicated server is a computer tasked in managing a website’s resource, traffic, bandwidth and whatnot. Dedicated servers typically cost more than shared hosting, but you can get a cheap dedicated server that allows for premium, ala carte features.
Should I Get A Dedicated Server?
Dedicated server hosting is for web owners who want to focus on their business but don’t have time for managing the technicalities of a site.
A web hosting company that offers dedicated hosting usually have a single machine that’s “dedicated” to run your website without having to share with others.
How Is A Dedicated Server Different?
There are many kinds of web hosting services. Cloud hosting makes use of multiple servers, which is ideal for high-traffic sites. The advantage lies in the ability to migrate to another server should an issue arise, thereby inhibiting downtime.
Shared hosting is when you run a website that’s using a central hardware with other web hosting subscribers, which means that your site can run slow if the others are getting a lot of traffic or using a lot of resources, and vice versa.
Dedicated hosting, on the other hand, will allocate a whole server for all your site needs. You can host multiple websites, get unlimited traffic, support for resources (i.e., ecommerce, marketplace, social networks) and applications.
Benefits of Using Dedicated Servers
Scalability. Web owners can get more storage, network, CPU and other resources as their need demands. Dedicated hosting may be more expensive than shared plans but it can grow as your website or business does.
Customization. Your dedicated server can accommodate any and all requests within guidelines. Each package will be tailored according to the needs of the client. No dedicated server will be alike.
Security. Single-rent servers are much less vulnerable to hacks, exploits and security problems than shared hosting services. You enjoy a higher uptime rate as well.
Speed and Response Time. Your website won’t run slow just because other domains on shared hosting are using all the processing power, storage or network.