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Five Benefits of Choosing A Dedicated Web Server

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Andrew Simmons
September 08, 2016

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Whether you are setting up a business website or a blog, here are five benefits of choosing a dedicated web server to suit your tastes and needs.

There are four different types of web hosting; Shared, Virtual Private Server (VPS), Dedicated, and Cloud Hosting.

Shared hosting   

This is when a website is placed on the same server as thousands of other sites from all over the world. Although shared hosting is known for entry level hosting and the cost is low, it’s not necessarily the best option because you can experience problems because you are also sharing an IP address with thousands of other web users.

Virtual Private server

This option divides a server into virtual servers, where each site is hosted like a dedicated server, but it’s actually a shared server. This is used by people who need more control over their website than shared hosting offers but don’t want to pay the extra for the full responsibility of using a dedicated server.

Cloud hosting  

Cloud hosting works with a team of servers (called Cloud) who work together to host a group of websites that offers unlimited ability when it comes to handling high amounts of traffic.

Using a dedicated web server from a well known web host such as Hostgator or BlueHost is the most popular choice due to its high-efficiency and better performance.

Here are five awesome benefits of choosing a dedicated Web Server:

Set  up  your own online gaming with a dedicated web server

If you enjoy playing online games or you have never played them before and would like to start playing then you may or may not be aware that you can set up a game called Minecraft on a dedicated server. You will need a dedicated server that comes with secure, fast speed and uptime. If this sounds appealing, leading web host provider, Hostgator offers this service and you can be playing online with your friends and family within 24 hours of purchase.

Build your own database

With dedicated web servers, you can run applications such as Wordpress, My SQL, and PHP to suit your tastes and needs so you aren’t limited when it comes to disc space and using software that you need. Unlike people who use shared servers, you don’t have to be careful of using up all the bandwidth or your server running slow because a dedicated server allows customisation that fits all needs.

Cyber attacks are less likely with dedicated web servers 

Dedicated web servers are less likely to have cyber attacks than other servers because dedicated servers has its own IP address so you don’t have to worry about your IP address being blacklisted due to the actions of other users.

With shared hosting, you also share an IP address with lots of other websites all over the world. If someone on a shared web host has a site full of spam or an adult site, this could affect your website rank and even get it blacklisted in Google.

For security reasons, a dedicated web server is better for people who host eCommerce and shopping sites that requires SSL for credit card processing.

Speed and Accessibility is quicker with a dedicated web server

When choosing a dedicated server,you will be able to log in and access your pages more quickly than using shared and cloud servers. This is particularly important if you are running an online store or an eCommerce website that deals with financial transactions. Customers need to be able to access the site quickly and efficiently and pay for their goods without any problems, otherwise they will shop elsewhere.


Whether you are a business or a blog, no one wants to pay for a web server that is constantly crashing. Dedicated servers give you the best chance of never or rarely having to experience long downtime, which will save you money and traffic. Some web hosts even reimburse you if they don’t live up to their guarantees. 

You can breathe easily knowing that you have security and reliability and you don’t have to keep chasing up your web hosts or agency if they are running your website. You can run off your scripts and traffic in peace and with the confidence that you have the perfect online platform to help run your business.

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