Why a Dedicated Server is Essential for Websites and Businesses

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Whether you're talking about local or overseas web hosting, the idea of a dedicated server will come up sooner or later. This is especially true if you're a business that requires a lot of services, including cloud hosting, email hosting and even reseller hosting. But does your business require a dedicated server? A good question, but not one that can be easily answered without going through and looking at what your business requires. However, every business can benefit from a dedicated server, regardless of how much or how little server space they really require in order to get the job done.

So what is a dedicated server? All right, let's say that you need web hosting, but you don't want to share your server with any of the other businesses that could use the space. That is when you need a dedicated server, or a server that is meant only for your business and your needs. There's no one else encroaching on your virtual territory, and your domain registration will have the entire run of that powerful computer so that your site runs quickly and that customers and employees alike have as few problems as possible when running programs and data.

But what are the benefits of a dedicated server if you don't need all of that extra space? Well, it gives you room to expand for one, since any growing website needs room for storage and the addition of new pages over the long haul. Additionally, if you're having problems with your server and hosting service it makes it very easy to find where you are. Your server is dedicated only to you and your business needs, which means that the hosting company can go straight to your server and sort out your problem without digging through other people using the same server for their needs.

On the other hand, a dedicated server is always going to cost you more money. Think of it like renting a full house instead of a duplex or an apartment. Yes there's more room and you can make use of all the space in time, but can you afford to for the time being? Alternatively though, you can never have too much space and server muscle if you're running an online business, where server space issues and slow use can cost you money. So in order to decide whether or not your business and your website requires a dedicated server all you really have to do is look at what the dedicated server costs, and then look at how much money you'll lose on a different, shared server. Once you know that, it's easy to decide if you can afford the ease and comfort that dedication can bring.

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This article was published on 2012/07/22