Dedicated Servers : Advantages and Disadvantages
Dedicated Server Hosting is also well-known as managed dedicated server hosting or simply as dedicated server or as dedicated hosting service. Dedicated server is a web hosting package where the customer rents a complete web hosting server to host websites belonging to his or her company or for a professional use.
Unlike the shared web hosting or VPS the packages where a web server is chiefly shared between more clients the dedicated server is exclusively leased to a single customer or is rented by a single customer or is even purchased by a single customer and none of the server’s resources are shared with any other clients.
An exception to this exclusive usage of the dedicated server “rule” the dedicated server is further used as a shared hosting server by that customer or as a VPS as in web reseller hosting business. Dedicated servers can be further divided as three major types: managed dedicated servers, unmanaged dedicated servers, and third type is the semi-dedicated servers.
Advantages of using Dedicated Server Hosting are :
The dedicated server is rented by a single company or client. This gives the company the complete control of the dedicated server and also makes the server very secure, powerful, extremely reliable, stable web hosting servers.
In dedicated server hosting, the web host provides the web infrastructure and the maintenance and care of the dedicated server. The client only pays for the usage of the server which is saving a lot of expenses and money on infrastructure, continuous maintenance, hiring experts and monitoring of data center,server, and its equipments. Also the hardware equipments’ replacement and maintenance is taken care by the web hosting service provider.
Disadvantages of Using the Dedicated Server Hosting
The main issues with using dedicated server hosting is the very high cost and the needed knowledge of using it adequately.
If your dedicated server faces any type of technical or equipment problems then there can be additional hourly or per instance-basis fees to be paid to the host. Also you will need to take all such expenses into consideration and be sure to ask the web host about such additional expenses in advance while opting for a dedicated server hosting package.