A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed hosting service is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone else. — Wikipedia
There are 3 common hosting servers in the market as below:
- Shared Server
- Dedicated Server
Shared hosting is like renting a room from an apartment. You need to share all the furniture and electronic devices with others. For VPS, is like you have your own condominium unit, however, you will still need to share the facilities with others. When it comes to the dedicated servers, you are more likely staying in a bungalow where you have the freedom to enjoy all the resources that you built.
A dedicated server is more suitable for a big company or website with high traffic. One of the biggest advantages of a dedicated server is we can fully control the server. Therefore, we are able to configure it to meet our needs.
Since a dedicated server allows you to enjoy all the resources from the whole server, therefore the subscription charges will be higher compared to the shared server and VPS. But not to worry, there are many different kinds of packages for you to choose from.
When choosing a dedicated server plan, you can consider the needs of yourself as below:
- Storage Space
- Other Software Packages such as licensing
There are free alternatives to most of the paid software packages are available as well. However, we do not suggest you subscribe due to the issues with the stability of the software. The main exception to the preference for paid vs free software is the widespread use of Linux over Microsoft or other paid OS on servers.