Dedicated hosting is simply a server located in a data center somewhere in which you have complete control over, and hence is “Dedicated” only to you.The data center will usually have network operations staff who will be able to assist you with some basic functions, such as resetting the server or upgrading hardware, firmware, operating systems, and more; however, in general, a web developer or system administrator is in charge of the server.
A dedicated server is a computer set aside for a specific task, such as hosting a resource-intensive application or website. Dedicated servers can take several forms. The server is a computer that is reserved explicitly on a network for your application or website.
Advantages of a dedicated server:
You are not sharing the system resources such as processor power, memory, and disk space with other sites on the same server.
You do not run the risk of the server being slowed down, swamped with traffic, or crashed by another site on a shared server.
As nobody else has access to the server, you can have a much greater degree of security.
You can customize the hardware to add/remove RAM/HDD or change the configuration at any point in time.
If you need to install special software or configure the server to your own particular needs, a dedicated server is often the solution.
Run your own custom firewall to enforce your own access control policy.
Your own IP address:
Most shared hosting sites share a single IP address, with site traffic directed by the server examining `host headers. In contrast, your dedicated server has its own unique IP address.
Port speed & Bandwidth:
Port speed is dedicated and bandwidth is available in larger quantities.
Network Features of Dedicated server are as follows :
- Fully Redundant Network
- Several layers of security
- Multiple bandwidth providers for each datacenter
- Redundant power backup generator
A dedicated server is the best service that allows you to customize hardware as per your need. You will get complete control of the physical machine to host your website/application.