In case you’re planning to push the computing power to its limits, or when your business model asks for maximum security guarantees, then a dedicated server might be a good choice. Many users selecting a dedicated server as their ideal hosting option want to have full control over the memory, harddisks, processing power and attached network connectivity. Cheap bandwidth, cheap harddisk prices and cheap SQL storage, are also among the arguments to go for this hosting solution.
Compared to virtual servers and especially cloud servers, a dedicated server has more rigid specifications. Moreover, the scaling potential of a dedicated server is limited whereas hardware failures could more easily result in downtime. Having said this, a dedicated server puts all of its resources at your disposal 100% of the time. If you’re a demanding internet user, for example in online gaming, finance or e-commerce, a dedicated server probably is the right solution to go for. Also, a Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution might be considered.
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