What is Dedicated Server Hosting ? what are its pros and cons?

Dedicated hosting provides websites with higher levels of performance in terms of speed, uptime, security, and reliability.
Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Sharma

Created: 05/19/2020 12:32 PM - Updated: 05/19/2020 1:03 PM

Dedicated Server hosting is an internet hosting in which an entire server and its resources are provided to a customer without being shared with anyone else. It provides a hosting environment that provides the highest level of resource allocation, privacy, and control.

Dedicated hosting is a perfect solution for organizations running complex websites or requiring greater performance, control, and customized functionalities. Most often, customers will choose dedicated servers when their website traffic and processing power outgrows what a VPS can offer.
Dedicated servers are usually more expensive compared to the other hosting options. As such, they are mostly used by companies that require great performance, and have the financial resources to pay for it.

Dedicated  server hosting is ideal for:

  • Medium and large e-commerce websites
  • High Traffic Websites and online portals
  • Businesses with a large customer base.
  • Clients looking for a high, reliable and stable bandwidth.
  • Video streaming websites and Gaming sites
  • Dynamic sites with application such as large databases and data analytics. 


The client has full control and freedom of all the server resources.

Better performance, stability, and reliability since the client does not share the resources with anyone else.

The client has the freedom to choose the best OS, control panel, applications, security to address the business needs.

The server has inherent inbuilt security and privacy to protect against spamming, DDOS, viruses, malware and other attacks.

Dedicated hosting allows businesses to access high computing resources without spending so much on the purchases and maintenance.


More costly compared to other hosting options.

Increased security risks when client does not follow best practices.

May require spending money on hiring someone to manage the server.

No access to the physical server and risk of losing data if the provider is unreliable or inefficient, and does not backup up properly.

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