What is a dedicated server?

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What is a dedicated server and do you need it?


A dedicated server, often referred to simply as a "dedicated," is a type of server in the context of computer networking and hosting. Unlike shared hosting or virtual private servers (VPS), a dedicated server is a physical computer that is exclusively leased or owned by a single entity, such as a business or an individual.

Here are some key characteristics of a dedicated server:

  1. Exclusive Use: A dedicated server is not shared with other users or organizations. It is reserved solely for the use of the person or entity that owns or rents it.
  2. High Performance: Dedicated servers typically offer high levels of performance because they are not competing for resources with other users. This makes them suitable for hosting resource-intensive applications and websites.
  3. Full Control: The owner of a dedicated server has full administrative access and control over the server's operating system, software, and configurations. This allows for customization and flexibility in how the server is set up and managed.
  4. Dedicated Resources: Dedicated servers come with dedicated hardware resources, including CPU, RAM, storage, and network bandwidth. This ensures consistent and reliable performance.
  5. Security: Since there are no other users on the same server, security risks associated with shared hosting environments are minimized. The owner has more control over security measures and can implement specific security configurations.
  6. Scalability: Dedicated servers can often be upgraded in terms of hardware components, allowing for scalability as the needs of the owner grow.
  7. Price: Dedicated servers tend to be more expensive than shared hosting or VPS hosting because you are paying for the exclusive use of the hardware and resources.

Dedicated servers are commonly used for hosting large websites, e-commerce platforms, online gaming servers, databases, and applications that require high performance and reliability. They provide the highest level of control and customization but also require more technical expertise to set up and maintain compared to shared hosting or managed hosting solutions.

And here on WA it is managed for you.





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We often forget what we have here at WA-
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Sami

Yes. We often forget indeed
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Nice explanation, Fleeky. 😎

Frank 🎸

Ty Frank
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Thanks, Fleeky

I had a much rougher, less defined explanation of what a server much less a dedicated server is. Now my understanding is a bit better.

JD

Yes... like a distant computer
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yep. I just don't have the knowledge to do anything with a dedicated (or otherwise) server. :)

JD

Fleeky interesting article. 😊 thanks for sharing
Have a good πŸ‘ Monday



Larry

You as well Larry
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Fleeky, Thanks😁


Larry

A good description my Fleeky friend , much like my wife said to me. I am her dedicated server.. lol.
Albeit I think she said dedicated slave..
Oh poor me… hehe
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Hang on and have some rest

We all need to slow down from time to time
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