If you have been looking for a suitable web host for your website, you may have noticed three hosting categories offered by nearly every major web host – shared hosting, virtual private server (VPS) hosting and dedicated server hosting. Let’s take a look at dedicated hosting and what distinguishes it from shared hosting and VPS hosting.
What is Dedicated Hosting?
Dedicated hosting involves the allocation of all resources on a physical server to one client. This differs from shared hosting plans where the server’s resources are split between hundreds or thousands of clients. It is also unlike VPS hosting where, though each client is assigned their own virtual server, there may be dozens or hundreds of virtual servers on one physical server.
Dedicated server hosting ensures you benefit exclusively from the machine’s storage, processing power, RAM and other server assets.
Advantages of Dedicated Hosting
Disadvantages of Dedicated Hosting
When is it Right for You
Dedicated hosting may be your best bet if:
Before you opt for a dedicated hosting plan, make sure it aligns with your website and data needs. Also check that the service provider adheres to best practice standards of uptime and customer support.