Those of you who visit my blog regularly know that I have been blogging for quite some time. In order to be a good blogger you definitely need the time to update your blog regularly. However, apart from having spare time, you also need to take care of technical aspects of your site. For example, you may need to decide on what kind of server your website will be hosted. One type of server is a Dedicated Server.
Dedicated servers differ from a traditional, shared hosting server in a way that it is a more more powerful and reliable. Why is that, you may ask? Well, that is because the resources of this server are focused on powering whatever software you host on it, rather the resources with many, many people. One day many webmasters may be updated their website for some reason, using a lot of the server resources, and because of this your website may load very slowly! That is the case with shared hosting. But enough about it – let me focus on what dedicated hosting is about.
When it comes to dedicated hosting I really like the idea that the resources of the server are at your disposal only. Servers consist of RAM (memory), hard drive space, and processor power among other things. While some people may be confused by the word server, in reality it just means that a computer is located somewhere in some remote location. Anyone can connect to such a server (if you choose so) and this way you don’t have to worry about anything as the company responsible for this dedicated server has some professionals who take care of it 24h/7. That of course would not be possible if you tried to have a server in your own room!
As a blogger who regularly visits other website I sometimes notice that some websites are very sluggish and I am sure that they do not have a dedicated server. Shared servers can get crowded, so it is similar like when you experience traffic on a road and all of the cars move very slowly. Nobody wants to get stuck in traffic, I know that I don’t!