A dedicated server or dedicated hosting service is a type of hosting where an individual or business rents an entire server. The server is not shared with other users.
A Dedicated Server is a physical server which is dedicated entirely to one client. No other websites or applications can be hosted on the server.
This means that the client gets exclusive use of all of the server’s key resources, i.e. CPU, RAM and HDD. The client can install their choice of operating system (e.g. Linux, Windows) and the Distro of their choice (e.g. Ubuntu, CentOS).
The advantages of Dedicated Hosting are as follows:
1) High reliability
2) High performance
3) High level of security
4) Better IP reputation (not sharing with other websites)
5) No sharing means no noisy neighbors
Servers are mostly used to host websites. You may be hosting your site on a shared hosting server, and may be wondering if you may need to change to dedicated server. The following are factors that you should consider before making the decision.
If you are on a shared hosting plan you may have “soft” limits applied to your account by your hosting company, even if you are on an “unlimited” plan. These could be for example inode limits or through the use of commercial software such as Cloud-Linux.
The reason that hosting companies do this is to avoid “Noisy Neighbor” issues where one client could potentially affect hundreds of other clients on the same server by using too much RAM, bandwidth, etc..
The downside for you as a client is that there is a limit to the performance you can expect.
With a Dedicated Server, these types of performance issues do not apply as you have the entire server at your disposal. The only time you may have issues is if you are running heavy applications or getting higher amounts of traffic than the server is configured to handle.
However, in most everyday cases a dedicated server will address these performance issues without any problem.
In case of mis-configuration in a shared hosting server, other users may read your data. Even the system administrators may read your data, even in a VPS setup. But on a dedicated server, you have sole root/administrator access, hence your data is very secure and private and no-one else can access the server.
A dedicated server is the ultimate in power, security, and control. With a dedicated server, you won’t have to share resources with anyone. Here are some of the top reasons that people choose a dedicated server over other hosting options:
Security is a top priority
If you’re running a major online business, security should be a major priority. With web hosting services that have shared resources (VPS or shared hosting) you run the risk of security breaches and attacks. A dedicated server conversely offers optimal security for your websites and any stored user information.
You expect consistently high levels of traffic
The amount of traffic coming to your website every day is an important factor in your websites’ performance. If you expect high levels of traffic daily, a dedicated server will allow your site to handle even the biggest traffic spikes.
Page load times need to be lightning fast
If your page load times are lagging you will generally experience a negative effect on the performance of your website. Visitors who come to your site will generally only wait for two or three seconds for a page to load before they leave. Avoid losing business and page visitors by hosting your website on a dedicated server where resources are abundant.
You need custom programming options
If you have custom programming needs, a dedicated server is the right option for you. Generally speaking, shared hosting serbes do not give you custom programming options, whereas a dedicated server is yours to configure however you please. You’ll have full control over your server and your hosting environment.
You’re anticipating major growth
If you have a site that will require major resources in the not too distant future, you may find it best to start out with the type of hosting you’ll need rather than trying to migrate your site to a dedicated server. Other hosting options will allow you to scale up, but there’s a limit to the amount of resources you’ll have access to.
Generally, there are three types of hosting server configurations:
1) Shared Hosting
2) Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
3) Dedicated Servers
Shared hosting servers are servers that are shared among a number of clients. The advantage is that the hosting is available at a lower cost.
The disadvantage is that all the clients share all of the server’s resources like bandwidth, CPU, etc..
With a VPS and a Dedicated Server the advantage is that the server’s key resources are available for one client only although as we shall see later in this document there are some key differences to be aware of when choosing between a VPS and a Dedicated Server.
The main benefits are as follows:
They Are More Reliable & Powerful
Dedicated servers are both reliable and powerful as you are able to access and utilize all the resources like processor power and disk space, without any downtime owing to limited memory/RAM space or “Noisy Neighbors” utilizing more resources than they should. Up-time is increased and able to effectively and smoothly run resource-intensive applications and websites.
High Level Of Security
Since you are the only one who is allowed access to your server, then it is more secure than when sharing with other clients, whose activities may introduce security vulnerabilities. Moreover, you can deploy advanced security measures in your server, customizable to your requirements.
Lower Risk Of IP Blacklisting
As you are not sharing your IP address with other users there is less of a chance of getting your server IP address blacklisted. Blacklisting occurs when the IP of a server is associated with some kind of malicious activity (eg: Phishing, Spamming, etc.) which leads to the server being blacklisted by Internet Service Providers. This has a direct effect on things like email deliverability and can result in extra fees to get the IP blacklist removed.
Custom Administrative Access
You get root or administrative access of the server. This means there are no restrictions on either the software that you install or how it is customized. This kind of access keeps you in control of the whole server so you can monitor resource usage, identify potential threats and resolve them before they affect the whole server.
Advanced Technical Support
Most web hosting companies offer priority technical support to dedicated clients, owing to the fact that most of the clients host mission-critical computing web applications. The priority support ensures minimum downtime or disruption of the server’s applications and services. Here at AKLWEB Host we employ professional trained experts to troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly and easily 24/7 365 days/year.
We know the catastrophic effects and loss of revenue that can be caused by a DDoS attack and treat server security and up-time very seriously. Each of our dedicated servers include free DDoS protection to maximize availability and prevent unexpected downtime’s from disrupting your business and revenue stream. Our DDoS protection works seamlessly to filter out malicious traffic while passing through legitimate traffic directly through your server. We offer advanced settings to customize the protection specific to your applications needs.
Deploy bare metal with the speed and flexibility of cloud. Our Rapid Deploy dedicated servers offer near instant deployment of dozens of unique configurations. Rapid deploy servers are pre-configured dedicated servers that are ready for an operating system. As soon as a rapid deploy is purchased, our automated systems go to work with delivering the dedicated server with your operating system of choice.
A large variety of latest generation servers are available to be custom built. Servers can be customized with a choice of CPU, RAM, drives, and other ad-dons. AKLWEB Host carries complete inventory on-site in our data centers to provide a true dedicated hosting al-a-carte experience without the wait of a third party custom builder. Custom servers are setup in 12 to 48 hours.