All About Dedicated Hosting
If you find that your existing web hosting is inadequate to suit your needs and the needs of your clients, you may want to consider switching to dedicated hosting. When you use a shared hosting plan, you share your servers with others. It is divided into several sections and each hosting space section is split between multiple people. This means the website server you use will be simultaneously hosting multiple websites at once. When you do not use a dedicated hosting server, you have the headaches of technical constraints like disk space, bandwidth, download and upload speeds, privacy and security, traffic, and what might be the biggest headache, the notable restriction of having total control. This is why they will offer their services at a discounted price. When you use dedicated servers, you are leasing all the bought server space and resources to rent to your personal clients. This is becoming such a phenomenon online that it has begun to need its own server and Internet connection.
Understanding what your personal needs are will help you decide which way you need to go. If you find your pre-existing hosting plan is inadequate, by not providing enough services, applications, or enough resources, then looking into dedicated website hosting may be the right choice for your hosting needs.
Dedicated servers offer you and your clients the security of having protected data, website, database, and other accounts as you do not have to share a server with other people. By using dedicated web servers, you will have uncompromised servers less prone to virus attacks or problems arising from other people residing on the same server.
With dedicated web servers, the ability to offer unobstructed access for users and visitors is more desirable than the shared servers as users have more resources available to them without the limitation of having a shared partition. When using dedicated web servers, the chances of having your information seeped out - when there is a server configuration error or other possible ways that information may be leaked out - are higher.
When using dedicated website hosting, the ability to have control over your operating system is an advantage. Clients using a dedicated hosting server also have the option to pick the compatible software corresponding with their chosen hosting server. This will also give the individual access to control which applications, software, and other options they want to use or are required to use.
Dedicated hosting will have one of two options available for their clients: the first one is managed dedicated hosting; this provides the necessary support, a high level of control over updates and the server, and most other background control items through their chosen hosting company. An unmanaged dedicated web server is the second option, which entails the client will have full responsibility and control over the server and its management, while having to deal with all arising support issues.
When looking to transfer or expand your existing website to dedicated servers, it is important to know all the details and what you’re getting into beforehand. When you’re looking at switching to a dedicated hosting service, it’s important to remember that with this form of hosting comes a lot of responsibilities. The onus will be on you for buying, installing, and maintaining the equipment.
Fortunately, you still have the benefit of having presumably top-notch service, 24/7 reliable securities, above the dedicated server physical premises. However, you are fully responsible for the cyber-premise security.
There are three distinct features that must be considered when deciding to switch from a shared hosting provider over to a dedicated hosting provider. First, you want to look at if your client base is experiencing a slow down while browsing your site. An important fact to remember is the majority of web surfers have grown accustomed to surfing at a fast pace, and could become quite annoyed with a slow server.
Reliability is the second component that you will want to look into. Problems do arise, and your ability to access the operating system with your dedicated hosting, software, dedicated servers, and database applications will be effected if you do not have unlimited access.
Customizability is the third thing to take into consideration, because if you have a fast growing company, your requirements will be changing along with the growth. Tweaking your bandwidth, disk space, and applications may be necessary. When using shared hosting, tweaking these items will usually involve trying plans or packages out that may be too much or too little of a change, therefore will not serve your direct needs. When using dedicated hosting packages with dedicated servers, you can make any changes you see fit, taking away or adding incrementally whenever you need to. The affordability as well as the personal time commitment are secondary considerations, but if your business is booming and growing at a fast pace, than it would be an injustice to cheap out to save a few dollars or a few hours of your personal time, in exchange for providing a poorer quality and slower service to your clients.