What is dedicated Hosting?
Dedicated hosting is a form of web hosting where the client rents a physical server, generally for a monthly term, from a hosting company for the purpose of keeping a website. Dedicated hosting can vary from company to company based on the level of service offered, available hardware, and amount of customization available.
Why do I need a dedicated server?
Dedicated servers become essential when resource-intensive applications come into play or when up-time is critical. When using shared hosting and some VPS packages, a customer could be sharing a single server with over a thousand other users. Guaranteeing that your site runs at all, let alone quickly, is impossible in these situations. Using a dedicated server allows you to easily clear that hurdle by giving you an environment completely dedicated to you and your needs. Dedicated servers are more reliable than shared hosting and allow complete customization to meet your individual needs.
Managed or Unmanaged?
Whether or not to order a managed server is an easy question to get stuck on if it.s not properly explained, so we.ll take a moment and go over some of the general differences here.
Unmanaged dedicated hosting generally involves the host providing the customer with a server, a list of IP.s, and a root password. The host is not available for any technical assistance unless the server.s hardware fails. Depending on the host, reboots, re-installing the operating system, control panel installation, etc. are generally paid services.
Managed hosting can mean a variety of things. In some instances managed hosting can be as simple as your host handling server and control panel maintenance and leaving the rest to you. In others, a web host might assist with software installation, provide assistance using the platform, and even help with site specific issues such as theme and code modification. For more information on Oakwood Systems server management, please take a look at our management plans page here.