If you are looking to setup your own website, a dedicated server is the best choice. But what is a dedicated server? A dedicated server is merely a computer or virtual machine (VM) that is used solely for hosting a site or group of websites. Though it will cost you more than shared hosting, it offers a lot of advantages such as true ‘control’ and reliability.
In the other words, A dedicated server is a computer in the internet which has been set up for a single purpose. The owner of the server sets up the services and applications that are available on this computer and then rents his computer to others who want to make use of these services. There are many reasons why a person would prefer having a dedicated server rather than getting a web hosting account from a web host.
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Looking for a top dedicated servers provider you can find it here. All our servers are crafted to perfection and come with a variety of installation options and configurations. From a technical stand point you can pretty easily run your own servers from home. If you don’t need a lot of power, older hardware can be a good way to go. I have servers that I’ve run for over 10 years. They were powerful when I bought them and have been upgraded from time to time, but great boxes that will keep going for several more years.
The specifics depend on what kind of server you want to run. Are you going to assume a “web” server?, that is one of the simpler and most common kinds, but many games, for example, set up servers without you really knowing it, even.
For the public to reach you, you’ll need an IP address that can be tied to your domain name. It’s really helpful if this is a static IP rather than a dynamic IP that you typically get from a residential ISP because each time your IP address changes, you will be down until you update the domain’s DNS zone. You’ll probably also only be able to get one address from your ISP, so it will be a challenge to move to multiple servers if you want redundancy or scale later.
Another challenge you will have at home is that most residential Internet connections are faster on the down-link and much slower on the up-link. Your server’s users will suffer at whatever that up-link speed is. Also, if your server is using up your up-link speed, downloading will also suffer because the packets have to be acknowledged.
If you need a server to be reliably on-line all the time, you’ll want backup power, standby power, more than one Internet connection that can fail over or load balance. A commercial hosting provider provides all these things, plus a staff who don’t have to figure out how to prevent and solve problems – they know what to do because they practice.
When you get shared hosting, you’re sharing a server with others. Sometimes hundreds or thousands of others. That can make shared hosting cheap.
When you have a dedicated server, you’re bearing the cost of the entire server yourself. So a hosting company that’s charging you for a dedicated server has to include the costs associated with the hardware, internet connection, electricity for this workhorse of a computer, air conditioning so that it’s stable, security and redundancy at the facility, such as backup power generators, equipment maintenance, such as to keep it clean and dust-free, etc. After all of which, the hosting company needs to turn some sort of profit.
Pricing is often different based upon how powerful and modern the hardware is, and what type of maintenance, management, monitoring, and support, and uptime you can expect.
At NIXUZ we take a holistic approach to offering dedicated servers. They’re fully-managed and highly-optimized, with round-the-clock premium support. Most clients choose our cost-effective month-to-month billing options for these servers. However, in order to offer fast, secure, stable/reliable, scalable, servers with white-glove support, they typically start around $205 per month.
Whether that’s expensive or not depends on how you look at it. When you think about having an award-winning team proactively maintaining and managing your hosting server, plus all of the equipment and overhead, it’s really not bad. To have your own 24/7 support team would absolutely cost you a lot more.
There’s another option, though. If you’d like to learn more about hosting hands-on, many data centers offer “colocation,” a service where you rent rack space, power, and bandwidth from the data center, but provide your own server hardware. Commercial server hardware will have features like dual power supplies, multiple network connections, redundant hard drives, and faster/heavy-duty everything, but a lot of data center hardware is really just laptop-grade components.
Colocation centers will usually have generators, multiple network carriers, HVAC systems, special fire suppression, etc. 24 hour staff can sometimes reboot a server or take a look for you to save you a drive to the center. You can expect to have wicked fast connections (100 megabit to 10 gigabit – symmetric) delivered to your server.