What is Dedicated Server Hosting?
Dedicated server hosting is a construct that you see a lot in the world of cloud, but it’s a little confusing. What does this dedicated host thing actually mean? Why does it look like it’s so expensive when you compare it to buying a dedicated instance or just a normal virtual server?
In this video, Bradley Knapp with IBM Cloud, answers these questions and many more as he breaks down what a dedicated host is and the benefits it can provide for a business. Dedicated hosting is an Internet hosting option in which a physical server is dedicated to a single business customer.
The customer has complete control over the machine, so they can optimize it for their unique requirements, including performance and security. The types of organizations that can benefit from dedicated hosting are: Midsize to large companies with 500+ employees that manage large amounts of data. Dedicated servers provide more reliability and stability than shared hosting. It makes sure that you are not sharing your space with any other malicious software or a potential spammer. Dedicated servers are chosen for two main reasons: power and privacy. This comes with an additional cost, but the freedom is worth the investment, especially when you have a site with many users.