A website dedicated to business purposes is not an easy procedure; there are a multiple things that play a pivotal role. For a versatile and a website with good performance, it is imperative to make the foundation very strong so that the website can handle heavy traffic. Dedicated server happens to be the most trusted and reliable solution in such a scenario.
Advantages of Dedicated servers
The biggest advantage of dedicated server hosting is that it can host multiple websites with one user account. Hence for businesses which opt for dedicated hosting will benefit from the fact that dedicated hosting guarantee a lot of stability and reliability which ensures seamless functioning of the website since the site does not have to share the resources like the server’s CPU, Random access memory and the other storage functions. It makes the maximum use of the allocated resources. This makes the entire operation smooth and without major faults.
Advantages over shared servers
When a particular business chooses a shared server, it might give the site trouble when there is a huge traffic at the neighboring site. In such cases, the site might become very slow; the pages would take a lot of time to load. This surely would affect the business. Thus selecting a dedicated server reduces such problems and gives the system administrators a lot of autonomy over the applications and the scripts that they wish to install on the server.
In shared hosting there are a lot of restrictions on the actions that one would wish to do as there is an indirect impact on the other sites that share the server, whereas under a dedicated server, no such issues exist. There is entire liberty to the business to install the apps and scripts as it would not encroach on anybody else’s bandwidth and RAM.
Options within the dedicated server space
All of us do understand that choosing a dedicated server means that costs will definitely shoot up. But one need not worry too much as the dedicated server space provides many options / packages for the cost conscious customer. Package costs vary up to 25% depending on factors like Random Access Memory, Core/ thread, Hard Disk Drive, Basic and Live support (Dedicated / Full Support generally cost a bit more and is not often clubbed with the package) and bandwidth. So, if your business is growing fast but you are not able to gauge the benefits of moving to a dedicated server then these options are handy. Most of the dedicated servers will provide you with full root access, and RAID 1 (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configuration.
The market players offer different levels of management / service you can opt for your dedicated servers. Generally, there are 2-3 levels seen in the markets. One is fully self-managed, other is partially managed and third is fully managed. So if you have the tech expertise and choose to keep control to yourself then go for self-managed. But if you do not have the time or the tech knowledge or want to stay away from the tech hassles then you may choose partially managed or fully managed. Do keep in mind that these have cost implications too.
Now you are empowered with some facets of dedicated servers. So, go ahead and weigh your options.