Why is a Dedicated Server Better?

Why is dedicated server than other servers?

There are more than one answer to that question and it depends on your specific needs. For example, a business that runs and intranet and has obligations to protect the sensitive data stored on the server has different needs to a business that runs an online presence that stores little or no sensitive information in their databases.

Shared Hosting is not practical

However, if the continued availability of your online presence is important or your private network is critical to business operations, any other users on your server have the potential to cause your business major problems. Other users can place demands on shared server resources that will potentially have an impact on your ability to operate. Bandwidth and processing power are shared between many users and although some servers can throttle connections to ensure some users are not using more than their share, it’s not always the case. The question is, would you be happy for your business to miss opportunities or lose efficiency because your server access is limited?

You get Improved Data Security on a Dedicated Server

A dedicated server is the only sensible option for businesses that rely on data and you are legally obliged under the Data Protection Act to ensure the safety of any customer data deemed sensitive. There are two ways to ensure your data security with a dedicated server. You can either host your entire software and database in one location with everything stored in one location and use water-tight security systems or you can host your non-critical data on separate servers with remotely accessed databases on secure dedicated servers at another location.

Why is dedicated server better? Improved Security

Some businesses prefer to use managed servers for their front-end client side applications, while retaining all their mission critical or sensitive data on dedicated in-house servers or with another managed server with enhanced security such as dedicated servers from Dell. The distancing of client side interaction from data storage provides another level of security. Security and reliability are the two primary reasons dedicated servers are a better option for most businesses, but scalability is an important factor.

Increasing Capacity with Dedicated Servers

Dedicated Servers offers more spaces

It’s much easier to grow your business with dedicated servers because you have the freedom to add as much as you want without performing a complex migration every time you reach or exceed capacity. Adding extra memory, storage and processing power is almost impossible on a shared host unlike dedicated servers where your hardware is yours to change at will.

As part of the Dell team, I know the great range of server options which are available, which can be found on our site. Why not check them out? And also drop your comments below as I will be answering them one after the other. Thanks for reading!



13 responses to “Why is a Dedicated Server Better?”

  1. Lovejeet Avatar

    Would love to have a dedicated server , but the costs are too high 🙁 .

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar

      That’s common with Dedicated servers, you can’t get them lesser except low quality service.

  2. manish kumar Avatar
    manish kumar

    dedicated server is very costly but can we use vpn server for a commercial website ?

  3. Naeem Riaz Avatar
    Naeem Riaz

    Hi Olawale Daniel
    I love dedicated server, but i think a newbie should host their sites on shared hosting and when their sites have much traffic then they should go to dedicated server.

  4. Jasmine Avatar

    Dedicated server is expensive, but you get a whole lot of benefits. This is a must if you are concerned with security and need to have the best speed.

  5. samad Avatar

    I use dedicated server from hostgator.I can understand the real difference between shared hosting and dedicated , as I earlier used shared hosting!!

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar

      What were your experiences with the two different services?

  6. Jasmine Avatar


    What is a best time to move from shared hosting to dedicated one ?

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar

      When you’re getting loads of traffic beyond your resources; that would be the time when your hosting company threatens to delete your website. But don’t wait for that time, as soon as your traffic goes up to around 1000k views per day, you should consider that.

  7. Gault Avatar

    Dedicated servers helps improve performance because you have more space to do other stuff that you want.

  8. Chris Avatar

    First, as you said at the beginning of the article, it depends greatly on your needs…you don’t expect a new blogger to have his own dedicated server, don’t you? 🙂

    But I’m guessing that big companies, that hold sensitive data, are using dedicated servers.

  9. Tamika A. Fitzpatrick Avatar
    Tamika A. Fitzpatrick

    I have plan to use dedicated, my vps with 30k visit a day almost overload . Thanks for sharing.

  10. Web Monde Avatar
    Web Monde

    for Dedicate Server, Great blog you have up here.
    This’ actually my first time visiting and am loving it already.

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