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Pros and Cons of Dedicated Server Hosting

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    In today’s high-speed world, it seems like everyone is running at one hundred miles per hour all the time. It is rare to see someone slow down and take a break. People also work this way, when viewing the Internet. It is too much of a speed bump to wait more than a few seconds for a website to load. In fact, slower loading websites are much less likely to be as successful, as their faster equivalents. This is just one of the few advantages of switching from shared hosting to dedicated service hosting, which will dedicate the entirety of its resources to your website or sites. If you’re truly serious and want to run a highly successful website, you will spend a little extra for dedicated server hosting with hardware RAID. Of course, there are some pros and cons to consider, when switching. This information will be provided below.

    What is it?

    Before you can truly comprehend the benefits of switching to a dedicated server, you will need to fully understand this type of Internet hosting. When you first sign up for a hosting account, you will have two options, shared hosting or dedicated hosting. Obviously, one will be a little bit cheaper than the other. Many veteran webmasters truly believe that the benefits significantly outweigh the extra costs. With a dedicated hosting account, you will have many more options, more control and improved website performance. In the end, webmasters, who truly wish to give their customers the best experience, will look seriously, at this option, before selecting the lower priced alternative.

    Exploring More Options

    Since you’re able to assume complete control over a dedicated server, you will be able to use it for a wider variety of tasks, whereas a shared hosting account is usually limited to hosting websites. For starters, you should consider running your very own email server, which will enable you to transfer much larger email attachments than a server email service, such as Gmail or Hotmail. Perhaps you’re a frequent user of chat rooms? Why not go back to the very beginning and experience a little nostalgia, by setting up your very own IRC server? With society’s concern for privacy, more people are taking extra precautions to cover their tracks, when browsing the Internet. With a dedicated server, you can actually setup your very own Virtual Private Network, which will give you the ability to browse your favorite websites anonymously.

    Better Performance for your Visitors

    Of course, the biggest use of this type of hardware is to run a website or many websites. When running a website, it is of the utmost importance to deliver a smooth, fast and reliable service to your visitors, who may eventually become your customers, if you’re running an online business. Happy visitors will become happy customers and they’ll spread the word about your site and business. With a dedicated server, your websites are the only one bogging down the server’s resources. You are in complete control and can host any number of websites, whether it is one or ten. This is a much lower number on a single server than you will receive with a shared hosting account.

    Gives you Room to Grow

    When you were just a youngster, you likely purchased your shoes a size or two bigger than you should have. The same can be related to your website. Although a shared server is enough to get a website or online business established and on its feet, it will eventually begin to flourish, if given the opportunity. Much like wearing small shoes, your website will have nowhere to go on a shared server. Although you may not initially need a dedicated server, it will prepare you, in advance, for a bright future, with a wider visitor or customer base.


    As mentioned above, many people will quickly be put off, by the overall price difference, but eventually all successful websites will need to make the transition from shared to dedicated, in order to grow, flourish and generate more revenue. If you’re serious about your online business and would like to turn it into a revenue machine, you shouldn’t be afraid to spend a little extra, in order to give your customers a better experience, as this will reflect significantly on your overall income.