When you are trying to determine what type of server hosting service you need, there is much to know to make an informed decision. In this guide, we’re going to focus on dedicated server hosting. We will cover just what it is and how it works. We can even give you some tidbits to compare it to other types of hosting to give you some reference. Cirrus Hosting does have several options available for dedicated hosting. Give us a call for your needs.
Dedicated Server Hosting Explained
Dedicated hosting is designed to give you all of the server access to yourself. It’s like the penthouse of server options. It’s not for everyone, as it is more expensive to utilize and may provide way more power and functionality than you actually need. However, this is a good option for you if you need high levels of performance and security.
When you use dedicated server hosting, one single physical server is dedicated solely to you – or to an individual business customer that pays for the service. The customer doesn’t just get access to the server, either. You get total control of the server for their needs. Customers make changes and customize it so that it works for them.
A customer with a dedicated server can use it however they want to. They have the performance and it’s like a clean slate for them to create. They don’t have to worry about sharing data, performance, or space. We will talk about the benefits in more detail later, but a dedicated server gives a client control, flexibility, security, and performance all in one place.
In our explanation of a dedicated server, we also want to mention that the customer isn’t responsible for maintaining or managing the server. That duty is performed by their provider. Basically, they get all of the access without any of the background work to keep the server running and operational.
The Benefits of Dedicated Server Hosting
There are several benefits to using dedicated hosting. Again, we want to mention that it isn’t for everyone. However, there are substantial benefits to those who use it.
- You get control of the space
- You have optimized performance
- It’s fully flexible to your needs
- Dedicated hosting is secure
- Maintenance and tech support
Now, let’s look at these in a bit more detail!
You’re in Control!
Perhaps one of the best things about this type of hosting plan is that you still get to be in control. Where some hosting platforms will have major limitations on what you can change or if you can even make changes, that isn’t the case with dedicated servers. This means you are the only tenant and this is your penthouse, so you get to decorate it and organize however will work best for you.
As long as your changes are within the capabilities of the server, your options are endless. You can add and remove apps and operating systems. It means you establish the rules and security detail and you can grant people access or take access away whenever is necessary.
Ultimately, you will feel like you’re the boss of your domain and space. Your landlord will have nothing to say about you hanging that photo on the wall or painting the room bright green.
Since you have an entire server dedicated just to you, you get all the performance you could possibly need. Here’s the thing: when you use a shared server, a cloud server, or other shared platform, you don’t get the space all to yourself. While some of these can be great options for certain uses, they are not dedicated solely to you. This can sometimes affect your performance because the system can get weighed down or busy.
When you use dedicated server hosting, the performance is at your fingertips and your stuff will perform much better. You get speed, you get storage space, and you get the support you may need in the background as well.
This benefit again relates directly back to this being your own space. You aren’t sharing with others so you have a little bit more flexibility. Rather than having to work in the confines of the same lease that many other businesses are, you get to do it your own way.
Under the flexibility of a dedicated server, you can change things when and if you need to. You don’t have to get approval to change any of your configurations or setup. Simply make changes to software and applications and even add them when you want to. You can also take control of your resources so you can allocate how the server resources are split between applications and processes.
This allows you to make changes and create a space where your business can benefit from the dedicated space. There is so much more than just having your own space at play here.
Thanks to dedicated hosting, you also get the benefit of a secure space. You can add security protocols as you need to. A business can also amend or make changes in order to be compliant when you need to be.
Your hosting provider will have some responsibility for offering security on their end, particularly with the physical server but you can add your own internal security controls.
Maintenance and Tech Support
Finally, when you have a dedicated server, you are paying a provider to take care of that server. You are not managing the physical server; you are simply taking advantage of having access to the entire server for yourself.
The hosting provider is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the physical server. It’s one less thing for you to have to worry about. Your hosting provider should also be available to you for tech support should you run into issues.
Cirrus Hosting Dedicated Server Hosting
If you are interested in using a dedicated server, let us help you. Cirrus Hosting offers a variety of packages for dedicated servers so that you can choose what is right for you! How can we help you?