Why choose a dedicated server over other servers?

by Moorthy Machendran Hosting Review Expert

Large or small business has a lot of options for hosting their website, web application or mail service. However, if you are looking for a high performance, security and more control you may need a service provider who provides dedicated hosting.

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Advantages of choosing a dedicated server:-

(i) Fast processing:- Unlike other servers, clients get to lease the entire server without sharing it with others. These enable to keep your website from slowing down since the CPU or the RAM of the server never gets clogged.

(ii) Provides enough security:-Websites which have low or medium traffic can opt for shared hosting but a high traffic website often needs more security and reliability. For a safe transaction to take place to prevent malicious attacks one needs to choose a dedicated server for their business.

(iii) Enough flexibility compared to other servers:- Shared hosting also does not provide customization with the configuration of the server environment making it difficult to meet the requirements.

(iv) Increases rank of a potential website:-The IP address of a shared hosting is not unique making the rank of the potential site go down along with others if any of those have malicious spams or contents which are poor.

A dedicated server is often an expensive investment compared to other servers but is far more superior.


Handy tips while choosing a dedicated server

However, prior to buying a dedicated server one needs to keep in mind to choose properly which can be listed as follows:-

(i) Fixing the configuration of the server before buying - Depending on the technological needs such as hosting an ASP.NET code and use Microsoft IIS one needs to buy a Microsoft Windows Dedicated Server. If your architecture is built on software such as Java or Ruby one needs to buy a server with plenty of RAM. Planning to host images, flash videos or an Asterisk VOIP server, keeping in mind about the bandwidth is the key criteria. In case, one doesn't have enough knowledge of a system administrator to manage a server, people like them should consider buying a managed server.

(ii) Buying a server within a limited budget-  Managing the budget is yet another aspect one should keep in mind before buying a dedicated server. Every business is different from one another, so is their requirements. Starting with secure access to dedicated servers and integrity of data, high availability, including firewalls for the protection of DOS attacks or setting up a VPN, disaster recovery, scalability, management of large size files or PCI compliance.

(iii) Extra investments for the smooth running of the dedicated server - There are a lot of fees that include monthly fees, setup fees, software licensing fee, the price of extra traffic and not the least the downtime costs. Once the average price is calculated, one may or may not find a difference varying within the range of 10 times compared to other servers. Before investing in such lonesome amount of money, one needs to understand the duration of the required hosting period. Considering the fact this is going to be a long-term process giving you reliability to your business and some peace of mind, making an investment worth it.


Fix a dedicated server after going through all the necessary aspects

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About Moorthy Machendran Senior     Hosting Review Expert

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