By Sumit Sehghal
Web host company offers two options such as shared server space or dedicated server at the time of leasing server. Dedicated server is a single web server within a network of computers that is dedicated only to one customer. Mostly large businesses use dedicated servers because it satisfies the requirements of large businesses due to several reasons.
Dedicated server is best option instead of shared server because it enables you to install data applications. It offers full control over server operating system and enables the customers to customize hardware as well as software setup to meet exact requirements. Web host provides hardware of the computer, network connectivity and routing equipment with dedicated server whereas client controls and maintains server software.
Dedicated server is the best option for the people who want huge amount of data space and bandwidth. These servers offer complete control on entire network. Major advantage of dedicated servers is that it provides each and every service at the small cost. Sometimes it enables the clients to install desired software with superior flexibility and administrative options. The clients don’t share resources in dedicated server.
These servers offer ability to manage firewalls and password access due to security purposes. Basic requirement to have a dedicated server is technical skill. A person with a great technical knowledge can easily handle all problems of dedicated servers. Dedicated servers are costlier than shared servers.
Dedicated servers are categorized as managed dedicated servers and unmanaged dedicated servers. Several things such as operating system, hardware options, space and bandwidth are such options that should be considered while selecting dedicated servers.
This article was posted on March 17, 2006