What is a Dedicated Server?

Hosting through a dedicated server provides customers a single computer designated as a server on a secured network for a specific purpose dedicated to their company. For example, one of the most common reasons to have a dedicated server is for hosting a website that has high demands in data storage management and bandwidth. The differs greatly form shared hosting because it allows for complete personal control over a server that is entirely the customers. Therefore the cheapest dedicated servers may not be the one that suites you best. Colocation America aims to provide you with that perfect fit at the perfect cost. A dedicated server implies that the hosting company owns the server and the client is leasing it out—hosting costs included. This is opposed to server hosting or colocation which implies the client owns their server and is hosting it with the hosting company. Image Alt However, while leasing the hardware, the customer has exclusive privileges to everything associated to the dedicated server—which is extremely valuable to any enterprise or web site owner. The uses of a dedicated server are endless: to simple tasks like being a communication hub between the computers on a network, printer management server, or an online video game server; to other benefits such as database storage, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), backup, web server, etc.

Why Choose a Dedicated Web Server?

While a dedicated server can be used for a wide variety of tasks, the reason why businesses desire dedicated servers is for the unparalleled performance, stability, and customization when compared to alternatives. The proper hardware and software setup will yield precise results—bandwidth and data are easily scaled. Dedicated servers are typically supplied and managed by hosting providers. The best hosting providers will offer additional features and strong customer servers, making sure that the customer's server needs are fully satisfied. When purchasing a dedicates server, the customer is essentially leasing a computer that is specially equipped and configured according ot certain preferences, but remains at the provider's data center. Image Alt Dedicated servers have the advantage of access to a dedicated IP address, which can be useful for a multitude of reasons. In addition, dedicated hosting services allow admin access to the server for remote control and maintenance. For companies with multiple websites that can be uniformly managed, they will tend to host them all on the same dedicated server for ease of maintenance and standardized software, such as point of sale programs. This solution is much easier with a cheap dedicated server and more efficient than hosting them on separate web servers.

Dedicated Server Pricing: How to Choose What's Best

As far as pricing goes, similar to picking out a personal computer, it's all about your wants vs your needs. For commercial or business purposes, if all you're planning on doing is hosting simple files like documents, spreadsheets, etc. then a cheap dedicated server would benefit you the most. If you're going to be using your dedicated server for more graphic-intense purposes, then you'll need to take into consideration the cost of a better processor, more RAM, etc. As with most things in life, cheaper is not always better. Pick the dedicated server that best suits your needs the first time and you'll never think about it again (hopefully). Take a moment to look at the typical specifications of dedicated servers on our dedicated server product page. And remember, dedicated servers eliminate the upfront cost of colocation because you're leasing the server on a scheduled basis (generally monthly) which leaves you room to upgrade your server for less cost than buying a whole new server and collocating. In other words, if you're leasing our $99/month dedicated server, that price includes the hardware and hosting costs (cooling, power, etc.). If you bought your own server for, say, $1000, you'd be paying more upfront and still have to pay for the power, cooling, etc. if you choose to keep it in house. Or, if you choose to collocate, you'd have to pay the cost associated to that as well. So, over the course of time, leasing a dedicated server reduces the overall upfront costs associated with other types of hosting.

Why Choose a Dedicated Web Server?

While a dedicated server can be used for a wide variety of tasks, the reason why businesses desire dedicated servers is for the unparalleled performance, stability, and customization when compared to alternatives. The proper hardware and software setup will yield precise results—bandwidth and data are easily scaled. Dedicated servers are typically supplied and managed by hosting providers. The best hosting providers will offer additional features and strong customer servers, making sure that the customer's server needs are fully satisfied. When purchasing a dedicates server, the customer is essentially leasing a computer that is specially equipped and configured according ot certain preferences, but remains at the provider's data center. Image Alt Dedicated servers have the advantage of access to a dedicated IP address, which can be useful for a multitude of reasons. In addition, dedicated hosting services allow admin access to the server for remote control and maintenance. For companies with multiple websites that can be uniformly managed, they will tend to host them all on the same dedicated server for ease of maintenance and standardized software, such as point of sale programs. This solution is much easier with a cheap dedicated server and more efficient than hosting them on separate web servers.

Dedicated Server Pricing: How to Choose What's Best

As far as pricing goes, similar to picking out a personal computer, it's all about your wants vs your needs. For commercial or business purposes, if all you're planning on doing is hosting simple files like documents, spreadsheets, etc. then a cheap dedicated server would benefit you the most. If you're going to be using your dedicated server for more graphic-intense purposes, then you'll need to take into consideration the cost of a better processor, more RAM, etc. As with most things in life, cheaper is not always better. Pick the dedicated server that best suits your needs the first time and you'll never think about it again (hopefully). Take a moment to look at the typical specifications of dedicated servers on our dedicated server product page. And remember, dedicated servers eliminate the upfront cost of colocation because you're leasing the server on a scheduled basis (generally monthly) which leaves you room to upgrade your server for less cost than buying a whole new server and collocating. In other words, if you're leasing our $99/month dedicated server, that price includes the hardware and hosting costs (cooling, power, etc.). If you bought your own server for, say, $1000, you'd be paying more upfront and still have to pay for the power, cooling, etc. if you choose to keep it in house. Or, if you choose to collocate, you'd have to pay the cost associated to that as well. So, over the course of time, leasing a dedicated server reduces the overall upfront costs associated with other types of hosting.