Dedicated server hosting provides security and reliability for the fraction of the cost of maintaining your own servers on site. With a dedicated server,you have your own server instead of being tied to a cloud network or sharing space with other websites on a combined server. Some of the reasons companies choose this type of hosting is when they are concerned about security as well as traffic. They are generally used by larger companies, ones that have huge customer databases or sites that generate an awful lot of traffic.
The space, security and power of dedicated server hosting are huge benefits that heavy duty sites enjoy without the expense and hassle of managing their own servers. But, it’s important to remember that even though you have your own dedicated server, it is still being managed by whatever hosting company you selected. So the integrity, speed and reliability of the server or servers you have will depend on the nature of the host as well as the quality of the equipment and system management they provide. So, the better the hosting company should be using better equipment and offer a higher level of service to their customers.
In terms of price, this type of web hosting can cost anywhere from a few dollars to tens of thousands of dollars per month, and it will depend on where you go and what your needs are. The more complex your need are and the more systems you require, the more it will cost. This option is used generally by well established e-commerce sites as well as larger companies who do not want to handle their own equipment in house, but for the small site operator out there, dedicated server hosting is not all that necessary.