What You Should Know About Dedicated Servers

Datacentreplus prides itself on excellent server hosting options, offering a range that includes cloud solutions, Colocation and Dedicated servers, to serve every business need.  With all the talk of flexibility in cloud services, sometimes there is the worry that being too flexible can cause a large spike in costs. This article looks at the advantages of dedicated servers and the comfort that comes with fixed costs and fixed server resources.

Dedicated servers are a great way for you to have (as the name implies) ‘dedicated’ resources you need for your applications and websites.  With a dedicated server, you can have as much disk space and bandwidth that is required for your content and yours alone.  At a more technical level, you will also have root access, which means you can install any software you want on the server and configure it in any way that suits you.  In addition, you won’t have to share your server with anyone else and can control who has access to it. 

This article will cover everything you need to know about dedicated server hosting. From how they work and what their benefits are, to the things you should be aware of before signing up for one, this guide will help you decide if a dedicated server is right for your business needs.

What Is a Dedicated Server?

A Dedicated Server is a type of hosting service that provides you with full control over its resources. The service is provided using powerful computers designed to operate in a data centre or other similar environment.   Dedicated Servers are perfect for businesses or organisations that need a lot of disk space and bandwidth for their applications and websites. You won’t have to share your server with anyone else, either. You’ll also get root access, which gives you the freedom to install any software you want on the server.

How Do Dedicated Servers Work?

A Dedicated Server is a physical machine that customers can purchase for their needs. It’s not shared with anyone else, so you get all the resources of the machine to run your applications and websites. Dedicated Servers are also more powerful than shared hosting, which means you can install any software you want and get root access.

Some Benefits of Dedicated Servers

High Performance

As you are not sharing the resources of the server with anyone else, 100% of the server’s processing capacity is available to you and there is no risk of a rogue process belonging to another user’s application impacting your own service.

Security

As you are not sharing your space with any other, there is far less risk of malicious software or a potential spammer impacting your service.  Dedicated servers can be configured for enhanced security that suits one individual.

Full Control

As you have full control over every aspect of your server, you can decide who has access to it and at what level. Provided you are not in breach of any acceptable use policy that your hosting company may have, you are free to install any operating system and any applications that may be required for your business needs.

Considerations 

If you want to know if a dedicated server is right for your business, there are some things you should consider.

First, what type of site do you need? Do you need an e-commerce site? A large forum with thousands of registered users? An informational website with high visitor traffic? A blog that needs speed and power to deliver content quickly? All of these sites require different hosting specifications. 

You’ll need to think about the type of site you have and what level of power it requires before deciding on a dedicated server.

Second, how much money can you afford to spend on your hosting costs? Unlike shared hosting providers, dedicated servers are more expensive than shared hosting (although the cost varies by provider).

Third, do you have enough technical know-how to maintain your own server? If not, then server management will be needed and is simple to set up but making sure your provider understands your limitations is key. Finally, ask yourself: Are my websites growing at the rate I want them to grow? If the answer is “yes,” then investing in a new server will help your business grow even faster.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a more personalised type of hosting, a dedicated server is just what you need. This type of hosting is often used by large companies with heavy traffic and high-traffic websites. A dedicated server offers a wide range of benefits, including increased security, higher speeds, and more control over the server.. To find out more about the benefits of dedicated servers and their considerations,  Datacentreplus offers a consultation to offer any support or assistance you might need. 

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