Due to low budget most of the webmasters don’t get the opportunity to enjoy the handling a dedicated server. Everyone knows that the dedicated server hosting is an expensive hosting solution and yet its prices are crashing down as the new technology cloud hosting is coming up. However, though its prices are going down it is still a web hosting solution that is affordable only by the large websites.
Explaining dedicated Hosting:
The Dedicated Hosting is a type of website hosting mostly preferred by the large web sites or sites having huge amount of traffic and needs reliability and high-performance. Dislikes its high price, people still wanted to host their business websites on a dedicated server. As it is one of the oldest hosting type it trustworthy and offers high-performance, enhanced security and freedom to administer your server by your way.
In any case, a dedicated web hosting customer has a full authority to select the hardware configuration and the choice of OS for his dedicated server. This service is completely different from the typical shared hosting where multiple clients share the server resources and don’t have much freedom to choose the choice of operating system.
There are two different types of dedicated server hosting :
Managed Dedicated Server Hosting
Unmanaged Dedicated Server Hosting
Managed dedicated hosting exactly means that with a physical dedicated server the client get a complete assistance or customer support to manage their server. The complete assistance includes the entire management of the server by your web hosting provider. However, the client has to decide and request the provider the applications or anything they want to install or configure on their server.
In Unmanaged dedicated hosting, your hosting provider does not take any responsibility of managing the server, it is the clients responsibility to manage its own server. In the manged hosting, you can configure the server just like you do in managed hosting. However, if you don’t have time to look over your server, definitely problems are going to occur. Hence, going with a managed dedicated hosting would be a great decision.
In terms of price, unmanaged hosting is bit affordable than managed hosting, as you don’t have to bear the administration fee to manage the server by your provider. Almost, all the hosting provider offers both types of hosting packages, so when you realizes that you can’t handle the server due to time management issue, you can easily switch to managed hosting and let your web hosting provider to manage the server for you.
Just like shared hosting you have to share your hardware resources (ie. Diskspace and bandwidth) with other clients hosted under the same VPS. However, if any website on that VSP drives huge traffic it might affect the other sites hosted on that server. On dedicated hosting, you are the whole sole user of the server, so that you don’t need to worry about your server performance.