If you’re planning to start a business website, Dedicated hosting is a great place to start. It provides unlimited use of software, robust features and applications and full administrative access, but you’re fully responsible for maintenance and security. Dedicated Server Hosting is also well-known as managed dedicated server hosting, or simply as dedicated server, or as dedicated hosting service. It’s a web hosting package where the customer rents a complete web hosting server to host websites belonging to his or her company, or for a professional purpose.
In this type of web hosting server, you really don’t have to worry about other sites lowing your website down and taking up your resourcess. The user has complete freedom to make any changes in server configuration according to his websites growing demand at any point of time.
Advantages of choosing the Dedicated Server Hosting
Server resources are not shared:
As server is only dedicated to you, all the server resources includes: RAM, bandwidth, Disk Space, Internet connection etc. are only at your disposal, enabling you withstand high volumes of traffic. With a dedicated hosting, you can be sure that the bad scripts running on the another website or spikes in bandwidth usage will not slow your server down.
With a dedicated server, you can also be sure that you aren’t sharing space with a malicious website or a potential spammer. Dedicated hosting enables enhanced security, particularly essential for companies handling sensitive transactions over FTP or SSL.
Your dedicated server hosting is protected by an extra layer of anti spamming solutions or security that fights off spammer activities, malwares, DOS attacks and viruses.
A dedicated server also enables more flexibility so you can customise the software configuration of the server much more than on a shared server hosting. In most cases that also means, however, that you need more technical knowledge in order to setup your dedicated server so your website works and performs as it should.
Disadvantages of choosing the Dedicated Server Hosting
One of the main disadvantages of using dedicated server hosting is that it is more expensive than other hosting options. As the server is all yours, so there’s no one to share the costs with.
You do have a choice on whether or not your server will be managed or not. However, using an unmanaged dedicated server means that you will be responsible for managing your own server. This means when any technical (software or hardware) issue comes on your server, no matter how large or small, you have to fix it not your web hosting provider as you have taken unmanaged dedicated server.