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Top 6 Advantages Of Dedicated Hosting

Author : JackJ Reynolds

Typically, businesses use shared web hosting which means that different websites use one web server for hosting their websites. This is useful for organizations if they plan on saving money. However, in the case of dedicated hosting plans, a single customer's website is hosted on a dedicated server due to which the costs of dedicated web hosting are higher than other web hosting plans.

Dedicated hosting plans offer lots of advantages; however, they are not ideal for all types of businesses. Some of the advantages are given below.

1. Greater Control

Dedicated hosting plan is ideal for businesses which do not like to share resources with other websites due to security concerns. Such an option offers peace of mind to business owners knowing that they can use additional resources whenever they feel the need.

2. Exclusivity And Customization

Dedicated web hosting also offers exclusivity such that business owners may choose their own programs and select their own applications according to the needs and demands of their business. Along with exclusivity of applications and programs, dedicated hosting also allows clients to fully customize their server according to the website needs such as the selection of the right operating system for web applications. Most of the dedicated hosting plans offer Windows or Linux Red Hat for clients.

3. Security

Dedicated web hosting is the most secure hosting plan because the web server is not shared by anyone else. Many dedicated servers offer external firewall which prevents the website from malicious content and increase the security of the website. This is a major benefit due to which many large businesses choose dedicated hosting over shared hosting.

4. Better Speed And Reliability

Dedicated hosting also comes with better processing speed because the resources are not shared neither is there any upper limit on the amount of data transfer. Due to this reason, the server may not crash even when the traffic is high which is why many businesses that drive lots of traffic choose dedicated hosting over other hosting plans. Along with speed, dedicated hosting also ensures that the responsiveness of applications is high allowing you to fulfill customer's requests almost immediately.

5. Unique IP

Dedicated hosting assigns a unique IP to your website in contrast to shared hosting where all the websites share a single IP address. In the case of a single IP address, software hosted on the server directs the traffic to the right URL and this may slow down the performance at peak times.

6. Other Features

Apart from above mentioned benefits, dedicated hosting does have several other advantages. It also allows you to add more than one hard drives on a single dedicated server such that you can protect and guard data like credit card information of your customers. You may also use multiple drives to backup important data in the event of unexpected situations. Dedicated web hosting may also come with a backup FTP account allowing you to duplicate important data while using the standard FTP account.

All the above mentioned advantages are the reason why dedicated hosting is so popular among large businesses. However, it is expensive and not all businesses might be able to afford it.

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