What is a dedicated server?

A dedicated server is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone else. This is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. Server administration can be done by client or be provided by the hosting company as an add-on service. Dedicated servers are most often housed in data centers providing redundant power sources and HVAC systems. The server hardware is owned by the hosting provider and they will provide support for server hardware replacement at no cost to clients. Using a dedicated server offers the benefits of high performance, security, application stability, and control. Dedicated server hosting is an ideal solution for websites with high traffic volumes, sensitive customer content or those in need of secure e-commerce applications.

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