Unlike in shared hosting, dedicated web hosting is where a single customer is allocated a complete (single) server by the web hosting provider without having to share it with anyone else. In other words, the web hosting provider rents out a single server to only one client. This is normally done in two ways. It can either be a managed server which means the web hosting company takes care of all the setups and configurations or a non-managed server which is the duty of the customer to take care of setups, maintenance, configurations etc. Generally, dedicated hosting is ideal for large organizations, businesses or entities that get ample amount of visitors on a daily basis. Websites with complex applications for operations and functionalities or high traffic such as search engines are also idyllic when hosted on a single server.
Dedicated web hosting is much beneficial to customers than any other form of hosting. Some of the notable benefits that come with this kind of web hosting include maintenance and security costs being met by the provider, hardware connectivity of the computers as well as repairs also met by the provider, reliability of the servers also handled by the hosting provider and in case of failure, you may be reimbursed depending on your agreement with your hosting company.
Generally, a dedicated server needs not be set aside for only one user at times; it could be set for a few websites. However, it’s commonly set aside for solitary use by a single company. This kind of hosting is coupled with great features such as speed, more bandwidth, and one can have access to the core administrative functions. Nevertheless, all these benefits come at a cost. Dedicated web hosting is quite costly as compared to shared hosting. Furthermore, in dedicated hosting an individual could be using a bandwidth used by thousands of people in shared hosting. However, even though a bit expensive, dedicated hosting translates positively in one’s business. For instance, it can lead to business solutions being transformed into growth in sales; it’s possible to run better business due to more speed, accuracy, and space which in turn translates to more profits. Dedicated hosting also enables one to reduce cost drastically when you compare it with in-house web hosting as well as better customer relationship due to improved company image and website performance.
Before choosing a dedicated web hosting provider, it’s important to carry a background check as well as consider several factors. First and foremost, check the web space. Dedicated hosting requires a lot of web space and thus go to the provider who offers more space. Secondly, the bandwidth required should be bigger. Technical support is also important especially if you do not have adequate or qualified technical skills. Go to the provider who offers good customer support and as well responds in good time. You can get all this information by looking online for testimonials and comments from customers who have been using the services of the hosting company you wish to subscribe to.