There are different types of services in specialized web hosts. The best known is the dedicated server which only hosts one site. Hosting your site on a dedicated server: what advantages? What are the criteria to take into account to choose a dedicated server?
What is a dedicated server?
The dedicated server is opposed to the shared server as it hosts a single unique website. Hosting your site on a dedicated server has two main advantages:
- The site is not likely to be slowed down by other users who share the same server: resources, therefore, remain intact and the pages of the site load more quickly, especially during peak traffic.
- The customer is certainly not to be penalized by the possible misuse of other customers (bugs, spam, hacks, etc.): it is therefore fully guaranteed to benefit from total autonomy and the most efficient performance.
Choose your dedicated server
Several criteria must be taken into account when registering your site on a dedicated server with a host. These criteria will allow you to not only choose the offer that best suits your needs, but also to be able to find out about all the possibilities, options and prices of the different offers, and ultimately choose the one you need at the best rate.
Why use a dedicated server?
The main advantage of the dedicated server is that it makes all of its resources (information processing power, memory, connection, etc.) available to a single site. This implies better performance in the event of heavy traffic or large data entry or exit. This is why this type of hosting is particularly suitable for e-commerce sites or those with a strong community.
In addition, a dedicated server offers the possibility of being configured according to the needs of the site and / or the company. Thus, it is also suitable for those who have specific needs in terms of computer equipment. But, for this, it is better to have a specialized internal team.
Finally, using a dedicated server implies more security for the site and for the data. It is therefore particularly suitable for those who have confidential and sensitive data.
The main characteristics of a dedicated server
As its name suggests, a dedicated server is a computer server made available to a single client by a host.
In other words, the client can freely take advantage of all the resources of the machine and can manage both the files contained on the server and the applications. If he wants, he can even modify the configuration.
Dedicated servers are essential, offering great security to the data they integrate and designed to offer web services without service interruption (availability 7 days a week and 24 hours a day and possibility of hot intervention in the event of a problem). They are also the ideal solution when it comes to finding good hosting for a website with high traffic or based on an atypical architecture.
The basic offer
The dedicated server entry-level usually offers a hard drive 2 TB, unlimited bandwidth, 16 GB of RAM. It takes about 200 USD monthly subscription.
It is a good offer but knowing that a website needs a lot of RAM to function properly, it is a bit limited.
The mid-range offer
It is already more comfortable since the RAM is less limited: there are about 32 GB of RAM.
The high-end offer
It is the most efficient and effective since it generally offers the most interesting features such as the use of a multiprocessor, RAID disks (to use several hard disks at the same time) and load-balancing which allows distributing the loads between different servers hosting the same site.
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