Businesses often find themselves in a dilemma when choosing a hosting option for their websites or applications. While most organizations tend to choose shared hosting, where numerous individuals share resources from a single server, some opt for a server of their own. These are generally organizations with a strong IT department. These options might seem reasonable enough but nothing beats a dedicated server hosting.
What Is Dedicated Server Hosting?
Just like the name implies, a dedicated server hosting is entirely yours and dedicated to serving your website as it is hosted on a single server. While shared hosting or Virtual Private Servers (VPS) facilitates the usage of only a specific set of resources within it, dedicated server hosting allows the usage of the entire resources available within the server – be it the ability to create an unlimited database, a dedicated and unique IP address, plenty of bandwidth or complete customization.
Organizations often stop themselves from opting for a dedicated server hosting due to the higher cost when compared to shared or VPS. But with several web hosting coupons and offers available, choosing the right one will indeed be quite easy and cost-effective.
4 Signs You Need a Dedicated Server Hosting
1. You Ran Out of Storage Space: Let us say you are planning on expanding your business and simultaneously your website. Or let us say you are planning on shifting from a text dominated site to a multimedia dominated one. Either of these means more website pages, more content and more videos, images, or any multimedia content. Since shared hosting or any VPS plans only dedicates a minimal amount of storage space to your website, your plans of going big might not succeed.
Hence if this has been on your mind for a while, its time you opt for a dedicated server hosting. Dedicated server hosting provides an unlimited database and a higher disk space allowing you to utilize the servers to the fullest. This additional storage space will not just allow you to expand your business or your website but also back up your files to avoid further complications. One can also divide the data storage space into different sections as per their needs. Would you like something more? Well, dedicated server hosting also allows you to host multiple websites as per your requirements.
2. Your Website Takes Years to Load: I am sure your visitor abandoning the website due to the slow loading pages is the last thing you would want. Most visitors leave the website within seconds if the page does not load. And guess what plays a vital role in the speed of your loading pages? Yes, the hosting provider you opt for.
Since shared hosting providers host several websites, you will face issues in the loading time as the server tends to get overwhelmed and might eventually freeze. Especially if your website is a one with high traffic and a lot of multimedia content. But since dedicated server hosting is all about providing a server solely to your website, there are minimal chances of you facing this issue. They are known to give 100% control over your website, thus letting you optimize it in the best way possible. Now, don’t you think this will provide an amazing lag-free user experience to all your visitors?
3. Security Has Become an Issue: Have you come across situations where a website within the same server as yours had an attack and your website faced significant problems too? Well, this is one of the most common issues faced in shared hosting – being extremely viable to security threats.
With dedicated server hosting, you need not worry about this. Since it provides you a unique IP address, malicious or spam content on any other website will have no ill effects on your own. Since dedicated server hosting does to impose any limitations, the users are also free to install their own security software to prevent unwanted intrusion. Besides this, even though your website faces a breach, the host will put in all the efforts to make sure that it is fixed in no time and your site will be up and running smoothly in no time. Hence if security issues are something you have been facing quite often, it is time you opt for dedicated server hosting.
4. Maintenance has become trouble: Most often, server maintenance can prove to be quite an arduous task – be it updating the software or taking measures to avoid downtime or data loss. Also, the entire process of maintaining a hosting server is extremely time-consuming.
But by choosing it, you can bid farewell to this entire process. Dedicated server packages include 24*7 support to address maintenance issues or any other issues faced in the hosting. Besides this, the maintenance costs of dedicated server hosting are way lesser than that of any other type of hosting server. Thus, eventually, your organization can look forward to saving an ample number of man-hours which can further be used to perform actions for the growth of your business.
Have you noticed any of these four signs in recent times? If so, what are you waiting for? Its time you consider shifting to a dedicated server hosting as soon as possible.
Author Bio: Amrutha Chandrasekharan – Amrutha refers to herself as ‘Miss.curious’. She is always on the hunt for gathering knowledge on something new and exciting. Besides writing, she is also extremely passionate about music. She works at Grabon.