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Dedicated server

(also dedicated hosting)

Dedicated server definition

A dedicated server is a remote server dedicated exclusively to a single user, organization, or application. Dedicated servers are owned and managed by service providers and rented to their customers. They can serve multiple functions: store data and backups, host applications, and provide specialized services.

Dedicated servers are rented entirely to a single customer and are not shared. This distinguishes them from shared servers used by dozens or hundreds of clients.,

Pros and cons of dedicated servers

Benefits of dedicated servers:

  • Traffic-related performance. Dedicated servers can withstand large traffic spikes because they are not shared by other users and applications. This makes them a great solution for owners of popular websites and services.
  • Security and flexibility. A dedicated server's user usually has full control over its settings and implemented security solutions.
  • High speeds and reliability. A dedicated server does not have to divide its resources among multiple websites and applications. There is very little risk of slow performance when a service is hosted on a dedicated server.

Disadvantages of dedicated servers:

  • Cost. Dedicated servers are more expensive than other types of hosting.
  • Need for knowledge and maintenance. Having full control over the server means that the user has to be capable of monitoring its performance and implementing security precautions.