We all know that we need a place to store the data from your website. Once you register your site next step is to find out a reliable web hosting company so that you can save and maintain your data. They will have several plans or subscriptions for you. Some of them will be giving you space to a shared server, and some will give you dedicated server.
What is a Dedicated Server?
The dedicated hosting is a computer or storage space in a network that only allocated for your website and your files. Normally you will have to rent this space from the web hosting company. It is a computer with a web server, needed software, and internet connection which will Let in one of the premises of the web hosting company. You need those type of premium servers if your website gets more than 35 million of visits per day or need to store a vast amount of customer data (e.g., E-commerce sites). If your site does not get that amount of traffic means try VPS hosting.
How does it work?
Now that you have seen what is premium hosting? let us look into the working pattern of this server. A dedicated hosting can be controlled by the client from their office using a dedicated application. The client can configure their server remotely, and web hosting company gives support for that. You can also buy a server for yourself and install it in their premises. In this way, you can have the server of your choice. Before paying for a server rental check whether the web hosting company supports bandwidth pooling – availability of total bandwidth for a single server (if you buy more than one server).
Benefits of having a dedicated Hosting
Well, even though you will find that maintaining those type of servers is costly there are some advantages that you cannot overlook. As I mentioned before, It is needed for those websites with huge amount of data and have millions of visitors per day.
Better control and speed: You will have full control over your server and its functions. You get all the features and resources of a server only for you. You do not have to share the space or more importantly RAM. Since you do not share your server’s RAM with anyone else, you can provide speedy service to your customers. This will increase the performance of your website and also the loading speed.
Better Performance: Have you heard of uptime? If you have a dedicated server, you will get the maximum possible uptime. Another reason for low performance is the potential threats on the internet. On a shared server you have to fear the possibility of spamming or malware attack.
Flexibility: You can control your server from your end and you do not have to think about anyone else. You can customize your server to your CPU, disk, and RAM needs. Not only that, you can install your customized software to control your website.
Well maintenance of the server: If you have a dedicated server, you do not have to think about building and maintaining the server and its resources because the web hosting company takes care of that.