There are many options when it comes to choosing a server for your hosting business. A quick search on the internet or perusal of your email inbox will show you the different packages and deals for website servers. All taken into consideration, there seems to be no better choice than to go with a dedicated server. If you are serious about your internet web hosting business, then a dedicated server will be the only viable option for you and your clients.
A dedicated server is completely different to a normal web hosting server. With a dedicated server you are not sharing your space with anyone else. You will own a server that no one else can have or interfere in, one that you have complete control over. In most cases you will be leasing the server from an upstream server provider, but nevertheless, you will be in charge of the server, and managing it on your own. You will be assigning hosting space to your clients and will be able to control what they are doing with their assigned space.
When you host with a shared hosting service provider, there are many problems that you can encounter. The problem is that you do not know which other sites are hosting with you. These sites that you are sharing with could be very large and may have large file downloads. They could also use up all the resources the hosting provider has available and this will cause problems for your sites. Your sites will be unable to load and could even be down sometimes. This will anger your hosting clients and will be very inconvenient!
The benefits of a dedicated server range widely, depending especially on what your needs are. For example, you will be able to choose the kind of operating system you want for your server, and any hardware that you wish. Dedicated servers are ideal for website hosting companies and will give you lots of space and freedom to work for and host plenty of other people without too many complications. With a dedicated server you will be able to keep track of the websites that are hosting with you. Therefore, if there is one that is using too much bandwidth or threatening the performance of your server, you can then attend to that problem quickly and promptly before it hinders the operation of your other sites.
Of course this can be a pitfall, as the maintenance can be overwhelming. There is a lot of responsibility put onto your shoulders, especially if something goes wrong with one of the websites that are hosting with you. Luckily, there are other options, such as taking on the services of a hosting company who will manage all the maintenance for you. In some cases, the service provider who you are hosting your dedicated server with will attend to a certain amount of the maintenance and problems that you may encounter.
Of course, a dedicated server will be more expensive than a shared hosting service provider. If you do your research correctly it is not difficult to attain that the dedicated server will land up being more cost-effective for you than any other option.