There are several types of web hosting platforms including Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, and Dedicated Web Hosting. The least expensive, primarily for entry point and relatively low traffic websites is called shared hosting. As the name implies, shared hosting sites are operating on a dedicated server shared by multiple other accounts. The shared hosting platform is limited when it comes to server resources and administrative access. Thus, when the website and traffic expands, it becomes a necessity to upgrade to a more powerful and a dedicated web hosting platform. It is important to host more resource-intensive websites, including ones which generate a lot of traffic, on Dedicated Servers. Here are some of the benefits of a Dedicated Server vs. a shared account:
When your website is hosted on a shared server, you run the risk of getting less CPU and RAM as some other more cumbersome website may use up those resources. There is a greater chance that your website could run slowly or even crash as it might not have access to the resources required to function. Dedicated Servers solve this issue by giving the entire server’s resources to your account. Further, your website will always have access to system resources to handle its data transfer and traffic requests, achieving increased performance and uptime.
Since you are not sharing the system resources of your Dedicated Server (ie: CPU, RAM, Memory and Disk Space) with other websites, your site is more reliable and typically operates faster.
As the server is not shared with anyone, security is increased. Dedicated Servers are less prone to cyber-attacks as compared to shared accounts because the server hardware and IP address is not shared with other users who may be the target of an attack. Also, your server is allocated its own IP Address, so you do not have to worry about getting the server IP address blacklisted due to another user’s actions. On Dedicated Servers, you can also perform or receive regular operating system updates and security patches.
More Control & Flexibility
On a shared server hosting account, there are other websites too, so you cannot control many aspects of the server. However, on a dedicated server, you have complete root and administrator level access which allows you to configure the server, change permissions and install any third party software as according to your needs. On a shared server, you cannot upgrade the script versions as it may affect other websites that are not compatible with those versions. With managed dedicated servers, the hosting provider takes care of complete server management while you focus on your business.
If your website demands more system resources, you can easily customize RAM, Storage Space, and Bandwidth on the server without going through the migration process. You are also not limited to run any types of scripts or applications software on a dedicated server (of course spamming rules and other common sense limitations still apply). You can also install any third party software or scripts to meet your requirements which is otherwise not possible on a shared hosting platform.
Why Choose Tier.Net Dedicated Servers?
Tier.Net offers industry-leading Dedicated Servers with bundled packages and several add-ons customized to meet your needs. We provide the best quality hardware and services so our clients can focus on their business rather than worry about server performance. Tier.net owns its own hardware and network equipment, and has skilled server administrators available 24/7/365 for assistance. Tier.Net Servers are physically located in state-of-the-art data centres, backed with reliable power and redundancy at every level, allowing us to offer a 100% uptime guarantee. For more details, visit: https://www.tier.net/dedicated-hosting