Choosing dedicated hosting for your business or website gives you total control over every aspect of your servers. You get as much bandwidth, storage, and RAM as you need, with CPU cores optimized and tailored for the levels of performance that your organization requires.
This is a far cry from the other popular forms of hosting like shared hosting, cloud hosting, or Virtual Private Servers (VPS). Although all these have their advantages, they all also involve sharing resources with other users, and a subsequent lack of control and sometimes performance.
Put simply, a dedicated server gives you the ability to take your organization to the next level.
But how does it all work? How do you use a dedicated hosting server?
Take a look at our quick guide for the need-to-know about using a dedicated hosting server.
Setting Up A Dedicated Hosting Server
Dedicated hosting services give you flexibility and the ability to manage the various aspects and technical components of your own server. You can pick how much storage you need, what your RAM requirements are going to be, and how much bandwidth you are likely to be using at any one time.
So when you set up your server you need to know what you are going to require, then create the perfect bespoke dedicated server to fit.
- CPU cores – you’ll usually get a choice of 4-12 CPU cores. The higher the number of cores, the faster you’ll be able to manage tasks and process data. Pick the right number of cores for your current needs and potential future growth plans.
- RAM – RAM defines how fast your network responds when visitors are on your website. You’ll usually be able to pick starting at 4 GB and upwards of RAM. What your business does will define how fast your servers’ response time needs to be. It is recommended 1GB / 2,500 visitors to your web site.
- Storage – As with everything else, how much space you need on the server will depend on what your business needs are, how much storage you currently have, and what your future plans are. Most hosting services provide enough storage space to easily meet all requirements, and your biggest decision will be between HDD and SSD.
Uses Of A Dedicated Server
What you use your dedicated server for is limited only by what your business does and how creative you are as an organization. The enormous resources, capabilities, and flexibility of dedicated servers mean that you can pretty much do whatever you want or need, as long as you can define it! Use it to operate an email server, host an MMORPG, run a file server, or host a website – the choice is yours!
If you’d like to find out more about what you can do with a dedicated hosting server, get in touch with Dynamic Hosting today!