How to Choose a Dedicated Server?

Dedicated Server is a computer connected to a network (internet). This computer and all the processing power dedicated to a single person or organization, which means that computing resources are not shared by others

You have full control of the machine and you are free to run the software you want on the computer. You can also choose Intergrid as they provide dedicated servers and colocation instantly distributed across Australia.

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Generally dedicated server is used to serve requests a web page (html, images, videos … etc.) but they can be used for many other purposes as well.

Do I need one or more servers?

To simplify things we will share the use of a dedicated server into two groups:

1. Single Web site Hosting

2. Specific Hosting Service (database, email, httpd, database … etc)

– Single Website Hosting

It is hosting of single or multiple web sites. In this type of setup, all the services / programs (http software, DB software, email software etc.) are installed and running on a dedicated server.

This is a general setup for small and medium-traffic web site for all the necessary software required to run a web site that is located on one physical machine.

The advantage of this setup is that it lowers the cost, but the downside is that all of the machine's resources are shared by all software and processes.

– Specific Hosting Service

It is hosting of a single software or service on that particular machine itself. All resources on the machine are dedicated primarily to one type of service or function.

Traditional setup would consist of one or more servers that will only handle (http) web requests.