Dedicated servers provide the utmost in speed and security. This is because it’s
used by only one client and its full power is not shared with other customers.
The tradeoff for the speed and security is costs as well as full responsibility
for proper and secure operation.
Dedicated servers are indeed the first choice of serious web developers and
website owners whose sites must run smoothly at all times. Because all of the
power of a dedicated server is used by only one client, it provides higher
speed, greater stability, and better security than shared site hosting, as long
as it is properly set up and consistently maintained. Access to the root
directory means that users of dedicated servers can install and administer any
program that is necessary to operate the server, or to carry out any
development work that may be necessary. The best dedicated hosting providers also provide priority service for their clients who
use dedicated servers, and this is built into the price of site hosting
packages that include dedicated servers. Most of all, traffic limits for dedicated
servers are much higher than those of regular site hosting packages, and a
sudden surge of traffic will not cause a site hosted on such servers to slow
down or crash as it might for sites hosted on shared servers.
Indeed, the price of a dedicated server is quite a bit higher than that of shared hosting, reseller hosting or even virtual private site hosting, and
that is one possible drawback of using a dedicated server. In addition, a dedicated
server can be hard to manage and administer for users who do not have knowledge
of Linux or Windows Server operating systems.
However, for any website that must operate at a constant high level of
efficiency regardless of traffic, the advantages of dedicated servers are well
worth the added cost. Even if the added cost becomes higher with the addition
of a management package or the salary for a professional helping you to set up,
run, and monitor the server.