What are Dedicated Servers
In the Web hosting business a dedicated server refers to the rental and exclusive use of a computer that includes a Web server related software and a connection to the Internet, housed in the Web hosting company premises.
In the Web hosting business, a dedicated server refers to the rental and exclusive use of a computer that includes a Web server, related software, and connection to the Internet, housed in the Web hosting company’s premises. A dedicated server is being usually needed for a Web site (or set of related company sites) that may develop a considerable amount of traffic – for example, a site that handle up to 35 million hits a day.
The server can usually configured and operated remotely from the client company. Web hosting companies claimed that the use of a dedicated server on their premises save router, Internet connection, security system, and network administrations costs.
In renting a dedicated server, the client company may be required to use a specified computer system or may be offered a choice of several systems. Some host providers allows a client company to purchase and install its own computer server at the host provider’s location, a service known as the colocation.
Typically, a dedicated server is rented that provides a stated amount ofmemory, hard disk space, and bandwidth ( here meaning the number ofgigabytes of data that can be delivered each month). Some hosting companies allows the renter of a dedicated server to do virtual hosting, in turn renting services on the servers to third parties for their Web sites. Domain name systems, e-mail, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) capabilities are typically included and some companies provide an easy-to-use control interface.