The decision to choose a dedicated server is one that most website managers will have to make at some point in their careers when they see their website traffic or the complexity of their site increase . A dedicated server brings with it the level of freedom that you don’t get with any other website hosting option, offering you unlimited bandwidth, endless options for customisation and the chance to use it as you see fit. With a dedicated server you’re not sharing the server with any other websites. It’s your server to use as you see fit and to install whatever software, applications and macros that you need.
You will not be able to do this with shared hosting, virtual hosting or any other web hosting environment. With a dedicated server you have the physical server to use, even though it is stored in the hosting company’s secure environment. It’s as if you have the server in your possession.
However, with that control comes responsibility. When you have a dedicated server you also have the problem of being responsible for everything that is installed on it. If something goes wrong, such as corruption of files, if it contracts a virus of if it gets hacked, it will be down to you to solve the problem.
Dedicated servers should only be taken out by those with the skill and experience to run them properly. At Heart Internet we can advise on the running of a dedicated server and offer you alternatives, such as reseller hosting, should you not be ready for a dedicated server at this stage.