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Servers 101: What is a dedicated server?

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Jul 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

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serverWe have one, does your business? A dedicated server is one that is fully committed to one business or purpose for their exclusive use. They’re often used when high traffic and/or resource intensive tasks need to be handled.

Because we’re an eCommerce site, the traffic to our site is constant. As traffic and volume grows, so does the load on our servers, and servers can only handle so much capacity. If you’ve exceeded capacity, you can simply upgrade to a bigger and faster server- we just so happen to be the place to find your bigger and faster server. By simply upgrading to a dedicated server, your site will speed up and freeze less.

While having your own dedicated server is mostly made of pros, it does have its cons too. When you host your own dedicated server, greater costs are included as well as maintenance and management. However, the pros greatly outweigh the cons. In the grand scheme of things, a dedicated server saves costs on routers, Internet connection, security systems, and network administration costs.

By having your own dedicated in house server, you have total control over server setup, including configuration and management. You also have complete ownership and security over your customers’ information- something that can put your customers’ minds at ease.

Does your company use a dedicated server? Let us know how you like it in the comments below! 

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