Benefits of Using Dedicated Server Hosting
While a Virtual Private Server is a step ahead from Shared Hosting, we can state that a Dedicated server is always a step ahead from the VPS. We’ve gathered 7 interesting points that can show what kind of benefits you can receive when you decide to switch to Dedicated Hosting. Let’s go!
7 Dedicated Server Benefits
What is a dedicated server per se? Basically, it is a typical personal computer you have at your home. It has the same parts as the office PC meaning CPU, RAM, and Storage, sometimes a video card is included if there is a need for rendering purposes. It has certain distinctions compared to laptops. First of all the form factor is different. PC usually locates its parts in Tower-like cases while data center dedicated servers have a different form factor called ‘units’. The CPUs are different as well capable to withstand 100% load 24/7/365 days a year, due to the nature of the server workload. Coming back to our benefits.
While you can receive dedicated resources thanks to certain types of Virtualization, they cannot be fully dedicated to you and only you. Yes, you have your own guaranteed resources if the hoster is using KVM but if he’s using OpenVZ it’s all equally shared between the users. With your own dedicated server, you are free to use it however you need and however you want. Also, you are becoming a fully independent unit, meaning that even if some of the other customers somehow overload the network or crash their own server. Your own server will still work without any interruptions. Great, huh?
Dedicated server is also a major jump in performance compared to other hosting solutions. On VPS you are limited to what kind of processor this VPS node runs on. On a dedicated server on the other hand you can have the CPU you need. For example, Intel E5 on VPS and AMD EPYC on the dedicated server have a huge gap in performance per core. Depending on what kind of tasks you want to accomplish, you are not limited by the amount of RAM you need. Typical non-cloud VPS can only offer so much as 32 gb. You on the other hand can have a dedicated server with 128, 256 GBs of RAM with ease.
Usually, the hoster has its own fault-tolerant policies when building nodes for shared hosting or VPS, but for the client, it may be not enough. That’s where dedicated servers come into play. Let’s dissect this problem by looking at the example for storage. Imagine that your software requires a specific RAID for your storage, for example, RAID 5. You cannot have this type of RAID by using VPS, because you are vendor locked, but with a custom dedicated server from BlueServers you are free to build your storage however you need, including RAID 5 or even more exotic RAID like 1E.
Speaking of reliability you can be sure that when you rent a dedicated server from the hoster if any of the parts break loose you are guaranteed to get repair service free of charge.
With a dedicated server, it is much easier to create backups for your files in a convenient way.
Due to the nature of the server hardware itself mentioned at the beginning of the article, it is highly unlikely that anything can happen to the server at least for 5 years after its start, so dedicated servers are highly reliable.
Flexibility is one of the greatest benefits of a dedicated server. Why? Basically, you have a motherboard (called platform) and are free to put whatever you need in there. You might be limited by the platform capability i.e. socket, amount of storage trays, RAM sockets, but nevertheless you have a variety of parts to choose from, especially if you are asking for a specific server from BlueServers.
For example, you want to order a RAID 10 of 2TB SSDs with 32 core Intel Xeon CPU and 64GB of RAM, but you wish to have room for improvement in the future. We find a platform that has enough storage trays that will fit more than 4 SSDs in it. Let’s say 8. Here you can have a certain gap where the storage can be expanded if needed.
Oh yeah, root access. Well, ‘I have it on VPS’ you could say. Yes and no. Yes, you can have root access to the server, but do you have access to the core itself? That’s what's being granted to you if you order a dedicated server. With root access, you are able to change or modify files and directories.
Without root access, it is usually impossible to do anything regarding the management of software or do some tweaks to control panels, or even install the software itself.
When you need to open a business in a certain country you require that your servers will work in the designated country. That means that you need to be closer to your target audience. The closer you are the lower the latency will be, the faster your website will load, and the better your SEO ranking will become. With a dedicated IP and a variety of locations across the globe, BlueServers can offer a competitive solution for your business.
Any organisation that is visible and accessible on the Internet is a potential target for
DDoS attacks. It is therefore important that any organization - large or small - takes the opportunity to protect itself against this type of cyber attack.
Denial of service attacks has been around almost as long as the Internet. In the beginning, it was possible to overload a server by sending many repeated requests from just one computer (a DoS attack). The total volume of the attacks is relatively small and rarely a challenge to server capacity today. The method quickly evolved to include several thousand compromised computers. From a central location, they are directed to send large amounts of data traffic against one target (a DDoS attack).
This method is also the most widespread today, thanks to the vulnerable IoT devices that can be easily exploited in large botnets. A botnet is a network of computers, routers, smartphones, and other internet-connected devices that contains applications or malware that allows remotely control the devices, thus they can be part of a coordinated DDoS attack.
If a company is exposed to a DDoS attack it can immediately disrupt production and services. Attacks are always limited in time and typically cease within 24 hours, but can still result in prolonged reputational and financial consequences. So it is highly advisable that experts from BlueServers can reduce the risk and impact of DDoS attacks. We offer great protection from viral attacks by DDoS criminals.
As you can see there are a lot of advantages when upgrading to a dedicated server. It’s worth noting that with flexibility usually comes confusion on how to choose the server that will fit your needs perfectly, so if you are feeling a little bit lost, don’t be afraid to contact our team via LiveChat.Blog