Dedicated Hosting is a necessity for any business planning on establishing a dominant internet presence. Dedicated servers enable for quicker entry to information and simpler scalability as your company must expand. Add in the improve in performance and site reliability and the choice to switch to Dedicated Hosting ought to be a no-brainer for any serious business. With a Dedicated Hosting plan, there is a single server Dedicated solely to your Hosting wants, be it Hosting a static internet page or a dynamic net server. The client can load custom scripts and run any software program desired, without having to fret about its impact on different users of the server. Clients will see speedy efficiency benefits as they'll no longer be sharing bandwidth with different websites on the identical server. Obtain instances will seemingly improve and websites on a Dedicated server enjoy tighter security.

 

A dedicated server is itself, the physical piece of hardware that your hosting provider rents to you. It has its own processor, hard drives(s), Random Access Memory (RAM) and bandwidth capability. Your website and its associated software will be hosted exclusively on this dedicated server's hard drives. Dedicated servers allow you to install and run almost any program. They additionally allow other users, whom you have given access, the ability to connect to your dedicated hosting server and use those same programs at the same time you do. This has made dedicated servers very popular amongst internet gamers. Dedicated gaming servers offer all the same features of regular dedicated hosting servers but they are intended for less serious pursuits.

 

There are many benefits of using dedicated server hosting for your high traffic, software intensive website or gaming application. We've listed the most important below to steer you in the right direction.

 

Customization

 

Most dedicated server hosting plans allow you to fully customize or build your own dedicated server. You can therefore select and pay for only the features which you will require. You often will get your choice of operating system software (Windows Server Edition & Linux Redhat being the most popular options). Your choice of such software should be informed by considering which system your web applications will run best on. A major selling point with dedicated hosting plans is also which control panel to use. Plesk and Cpanel control panels are the most popular choices. Both will allow the hosting of multiple domains and websites but Plesk control panels have proven more popular largely because of their ease of use and their ability to facilitate event management, Postgre SQL, Support Ticketing Systems, various Language Packs and advanced dedicated game server hosting.

 

Reliability

 

Because your website or application is hosted exclusively on this dedicated server, you don't run the risk of the server being congested by requests for other people's websites or applications. On a shared hosting plan, the speed at which your web application loads is dependent upon how much traffic other websites that are on the same shared hosting server are getting. This causes slow loading times for high traffic websites and other websites that share a server with them. Dedicated server hosting avoids all this by affording your web application exclusive bandwidth. Shared hosting is also risky because you have no idea who is uploading what to the same server that you are hosted on. John in Nantucket might be uploading a web application containing an as yet unidentified virus that deletes everything it touches. If your website resides on the same server as John's, then, to put it technically, you're screwed. Dedicated hosting avoids all this and lets you sleep a little easier at night.

 

Security

 

No one else has access to your server but you. You are responsible for all its contents so there is no possibility of viruses or other malicious software unless you put them there. Additionally, most dedicated server plans come with the option of an external firewall so you can better enforce your specified access rights.

Unique IP Address

 

All dedicated servers have their own unique IP address so the IP address of your domain points only to your website. Shared hosting plans assign 1 IP address to every domain and website hosted on that particular server. Website traffic is then directed by host-header-reading software installed on the server. This process is usually very quick but can be slowed down on a congested shared server. Your dedicated server will have its own unique IP address which can only point to your website or web application. No header-reading software is needed to slow down the loading process (unless you decide to host multiple websites).

 

Upgrades, Upgrades!

 

No doubt, your website will continue to grow and so will your budget. At anytime during your dedicated server hosting you can add more bandwidth, RAM and increase your processor speed. While some hosting providers will allow you to switch operating systems this is generally not recommended. Make your mind up in the beginning and stick to one OS. This will save you many hours of tedious software conversions and 'unexplained' downtimes.