Domain & Web Hosting
What is Dedicated Servers?
A dedicated server is a type of internet hosting service in which the customer or client leases an entire hosting server instead of sharing. The dedicated server is more flexible and provides the customer with full control over the server which includes OS, hardware systems, etc. This server is kept in data centres and also provided with redundant power supply and HVAC systems. The hosting company sometimes provides server administration as add-on services. Dedicated server can offer free OSes like Linux, Unix or Commercial OSes like Microsoft Windows Server or RedHat Enterprise. OS support and updates include latest security fixes, patches, kernel upgrades, service packs, application updates to keep the server safe and secure.
With Dedicated Server Hosting customer may get various types of managed support like:
Fully Managed: It includes operating system and software upgrades, monitoring and reboots, security patches almost everything is done by service provider. Customers are completely hands-off.
Managed: It includes limited support from the service provider regarding upgrades and maintenance.
Self Managed: Frequent monitoring and some maintenance. Client looks after most of the task.
Unmanaged: Almost everything is done by the client like maintenance, security, upgrades, and patches etc.
Benefits of Dedicated Servers
- Superior performance - No sharing of resources like processor power, memory and disk space.
- Greater Reliability - No Slow down, swamped with traffic, or crashed by another site.
- Robust Security - No one else have access to your server hence greater degree of security.
- Custom Configuration - Install special software or OS as per your needs.
- Easy upgrade – Add more memory, disk space or extra processor.
Who should go for Dedicated Servers
Use of Dedicated Servers is expensive; hence, medium-sized and large organizations that need higher bandwidth and deal in high security or confidential transactions can go for it. Even high-security Government organizations can go for dedicated server.