What is Dedicated Server Hosting?
We get lots of questions from businesses asking us if they should move to a dedicated server to host their business applications or if they should instead look at a cloud (or VPS) solution. This article covers the main advantages for choosing a dedicated option over alternatives.
A dedicated server is a type of remote server that is entirely dedicated to an individual, organisation or an application. One of its most commonly associated uses are to host websites or to handle web traffic to an application or software. Dedicated servers can be located both internally (in-house) as well as set up externally, such as in a data centre.
Benefits of a Dedicated Server
- There are various benefits of a dedicated server, one of the most important being the performance and flexibility advantages of being the only user of the hardware. You will not have to worry about sharing resources with another business (completely different to that of a shared hosting plan).
- As the sole user of the hardware you have control over the servers’ security and reliability. A good dedicated server provider will have designate on-site technical engineers at the data centre to monitor the equipment and ensure its smooth running.
- You have peace of mind and complete control over the server and its use. This includes the resources of the server, storage, memory, CPU and bandwidth. This is an important requirement if you are a business or organisation which needs the servers to work to a specific high level standard.
- It is important to ensure you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to manage and maintain a server effectively (in the case of opting for a dedicated server option that does not come with any support). Some hosting providers, such as ourselves (UK Dedicated Server Hosting) do however provide a fully managed server option. With the benefits of an expert team ready to assist you, owning and maintaining a dedicated server has never been easier.
How do you choose the right server?
Choosing a hosting package can be a hard choice even if you know the differences. So what should you do and where should you start?
It is important to figure out what type of server specifications you will need. This can be seen as a challenge but more often or not, it’s not as difficult as it seems.
The key things you need to consider when it comes to choosing the right hosting plan include the following: bandwidth, processor type and operating system.
If you are considering using a dedicated server, and need any help or assistance in determining these, our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you.
If you would like any further information on our dedicated servers, fully managed server options or cyber security, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call. We are always happy to help! – 0161 464 6101.