Dedicated Web Hosting

With dedicated web hosting, your web site is hosted on a dedicated server. This will be a very good option for large sites. However cost is the key factor here. You require higher level of skills with regards to setting up and maintaining the server. Host’s tech support is an addition to the skills you possess.

This option can be expensive compared to shared web hosting. The solution is best suited for large web sites with high traffic, and web sites that use special software. You should expect dedicated web hosting to be very powerful and secure, with almost unlimited software solutions.

Dedicated hosting example hosts:

Godaddy | Aplus | Hostway | Verio

Advantages / disadvantages

 Good:  Bad:
 Good for large business.  Expensive.
 Good for high bandwidth required traffic.  Requires higher skills.
 Multiple domain names.  Less tech support from the web host hence
greater responsibility.
 Powerful email solutions.  Backup responsibility greater.
 Powerful database support.
 Strong (unlimited) software support.


If you have your own dedicated server, you can manage to avoid the following issues.

  • Overload of the server
    (often due high volume traffic to a specific site, other sites get affected)
  • Bad codes and scripts from other users. (Newer web servers are more stable and save the servers from shutting down due to bad codes on one web. However this remains one concern)
  • Too many applications and components uploaded etc…

While you are on a dedicated web hosting server you will install only software and applications you want to use, while on a shared web hosting server you will find a host of other software and applications installed for other users.

By the very nature of the account, a dedicated server reduces your dependency on the web host hence tech support needs reduce; and bypasses time delays and possible expenses incurred from these.

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