A dedicated server is a physical server located in one of our data centres. Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are technically managed by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for the administration of your dedicated server. This guide will help you with the first steps of managing your dedicated server.
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What is dedicated hosting (and how does it compare to other types)?
A dedicated server outperforms its peers such as shared hosting or a Virtual Private Server VPS because the entire resources of the server are devoted to a single client. Such a single tenant environment gives you not only the freedom to deploy the server for a variety of use cases, but also ensure performance of the server and all the applications and services running on it. A major advantage of a dedicated server over its peers is the far greater control that it offers in letting you choose the different hardware components such as CPU. RAM, etc. But how much of these resources you require will vary based on your use case, current peak number of concurrent users and the growth potential. Offer ends March 31st. View Deal.
Why would you need a dedicated server (4 key reasons)?
Much like many other new site owners, you probably opted for shared hosting when you first launched your website. There are plenty of options, and you may have pondered, What is a dedicated server — and why do I need one? The answer lies in the reasons for wanting to upgrade in the first place. For example, you may be dealing with a rise in immediate traffic, or anticipating growth in the near future. Dedicated servers are ideal for this, along with their strong enhanced security features and potential positive impact on page loading times.
Both types of servers perform almost the same function. They both connect computers and transfer information. A dedicated server is exactly what it sounds like: a server dedicated entirely to your website and its needs. Unlike a shared server, all of the resources are yours alone and no other websites have access to them. This leads to increased speed, reliability and security.