A dedicated server is a single web server within a network of computers, dedicated exclusively to a customer, very often a large company.

This type of server best meets the needs of a large company for a number of reasons. The customer can customize the hardware and software configuration to meet the exact needs. Access to data is faster and high traffic is easily manageable.

Dedicated servers are normally supplied with good customer service from the web hosting company. The host will work with the client to ensure that the server meets all of the client’s needs.

Another advantage of a dedicated server is that the client can easily create different domains on that server.In the case of a company that has multiple divisions or a chain of retail outlets, this becomes much more cost-effective and efficient than any individual division or point of sale that rents a host space on a different web server.

For example, let’s say ‘wiseGEEK Motorcycles Inc.’ operates a chain of dealers. Each dealership could have an individual website under the umbrella of the parent company, all located on the same dedicated server. Sites might look like this:

www.wiseGEEKmotorcycles.com (The Parent Company)

www.wiseGEEKsaleschicago.com (The retail dealership in Chicago)

www.wiseGEEKsaleslosangeles.com (The Retail Dealership in Los Angeles)

www.wiseGEEKsalesmanhattan.com (The retail dealership in Manhattan, etc.)

The advantage of having all sites located on the same dedicated server, is that the point of sale software would be customized and uniform. In other words, the Chicago dealership would learn and use the same online tools as the Los Angeles dealership. This greatly simplifies administration and support, making the online component of wiseGEEK Motorcycles very lean and cost-effective. This advantage becomes exponential when you consider that several divisions of the same company may reside on the same dedicated server.
In the event that a company wants a dedicated server for the benefits of quick access, customer service, and personalization, but does not require all the physical space, it can become a web host and sublet that extra space to others to create their own websites and domains.
Another added benefit of a dedicated server is stability. In making this type of server work you have a lot of control over what can happen on that server. What scripts can be run, what types of online activities can occur, etc. In contrast, when you are one of many companies on a shared server, your ‘uptime’ can be affected by tasks beyond your control. The ability to improve security is also an advantage for any company that resides on such a server.

Alessio Mattarese
Author: Alessio Mattarese

Mi definiscono un imprenditore digitale ma sono semplicemente un sognatore .

Mi definiscono un imprenditore digitale ma sono semplicemente un sognatore .

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