Business large and small is faced with a broad range of options for hosting their website,  web application, or mail server. The most common option is shared hosting, where a single server’s resources are shared by some different sites.

But a company looking for more power and control may need a service provider who offers dedicated hosting.

Dedicated server hosting refers to a type of web hosting plan where you are allocated a whole server to yourself. Therefore, a “dedicated server” refers to the “dedicated” server that you rent (or purchase) to host your website (or websites).

Dedicated server hosting can give you more control over your website. It can also help to ensure that other customers websites don’t impact on your website. Using dedicated servers is much more expensive than shared hosting, but if your site receives lots of traffic or you have other requirements (such as extra security requirements), dedicated server hosting could be for you.

With dedicated server hosting, you can log in to your dedicated server just as you would log in to your computer. Once logged in, you can install and configure software as you wish.

Some advantages of choosing a dedicated hosting are:

1. Server resources are not shared

When you choose a dedicated hosting, you get the full resources of a single server. You don’t need to worry about other websites clogging up the server’s CPU and RAM. With a dedicated server, you can be sure that bad scripts running on another website or spikes in bandwidth usage won’t slow your server down.

2. Enhanced performance and security

Choosing a dedicated hosting provider guarantees maximum uptime for your site. Shared hosting is often best for sites with low to medium traffic.

With a dedicated server, you can also be sure that you aren’t sharing space with a malicious site or a potential spammer. Dedicated hosting allows enhanced security, particularly important for companies handling sensitive transactions over FTP or SSL.

3. Flexibility

A dedicated server allows a client the flexibility of customizing the server to the clients unique needs for CPU, RAM, disk space, and software. With shared hosting, a customer is limited to the applications, software and operating environment already loaded on the server. They may either offer software a client doesn’t need or lack things that they do.

4. Unique IP address

Each server has it’s own unique IP address. With shared hosting, that means that you are also sharing an IP address with multiple other websites. If one of your neighbors is a spam site or an adult site, this could mean having your sites’ rank pushed down.

With dedicated hosting, you have a dedicated server, which means your unique IP address. This is especially important if you are large running an e-commerce site that requires SSL for credit card processing.

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