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What Are The Benefits Of Dedicated Server Hosting?

Posted by Sarah Holt

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You may have heard the term “dedicated server hosting” and wondered what it meant or how it could be beneficial to you and your business. In a nutshell, dedicated server hosting offers the capabilities and resources of an entire server to one business or website without having to share that server with other sites and businesses. This can be beneficial for a myriad of reasons including the following…

Reliability

The beauty of dedicated server hosting is that you don’t have to worry about other websites using up all your bandwidth when you need it most. In case you don’t speak ‘techish’, you can find out the definition of bandwidth in the glossary at the end of this article. When you have a dedicated server, you also don’t have to worry about other businesses on that server sapping all the resources. Therefore,  dedicated server hosting makes server crashes much more unlikely and gives your site the ability to offer reliable service to large volumes of traffic while offering things like video streaming and high quality images at the same time.

Flexibility

When you don’t have to share a server you’re able to enjoy a lot more flexibility. With dedicated server hosting you can manage the configuration of the server. This means you have more control as your business grows and flourishes without having to worry about whether or not a shared server is going to be able to accommodate your changing needs.

Ability to Customize

With dedicated server hosting you can manage the configuration of the server. Need one to act solely as a mail server? No problem. Want one to manage a database? OK. The way your dedicated server works is your prerogative.

Security

A certain level of security comes with dedicated server hosting due to the fact that no one else has access to your server except your company and the company that offers your dedicated server hosting and web hosting services. Shared servers are also less likely to be PCI compliant than dedicated servers – see the glossary for a rundown of what this means.

Performance

Just as dedicated server hosting offers more reliability, it also offers higher performance levels for similar reasons. You may tend to post lots of photos that are high in resolution or regular video clips that require plenty of bandwidth and don’t take ages to load. You might also find yourself experiencing a lot of traffic from regular visitors, none of whom will want to sit and wait for very long while your website pages slowly load. When your site runs smoothly and pages load with ease your visitors are a lot more likely to frequent your site.

So there you have it! If you’re interested in seeing how dedicated server hosting can be beneficial to your specific business needs and goals, the best thing to do is to contact Midphase. Dedicated server hosting plans start at $96.75 with us. Visit the website to see for yourself or call the sales team on 1-877-358-2862 for a chat.

Glossary

Bandwidth: If you have more bandwidth you can transfer more information, that’s what it boils down to. It’s often compared to a garden hose. The bigger the hose, the more water can stream though.

PCI Compliant: This is an information security standard for organisations that handle cardholder information for major credit and debit cards.

 

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About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

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