Generally, there are three types of hosting server configurations:
1) Shared Hosting
2) Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
3) Dedicated Servers
Shared hosting servers are servers that are shared among a number of clients. The advantage is that the hosting is available at a lower cost.
The disadvantage is that all the clients share all of the server’s resources like bandwidth, CPU, etc..
With a VPS and a Dedicated Server the advantage is that the server’s key resources are available for one client only although as we shall see later in this document there are some key differences to be aware of when choosing between a VPS and a Dedicated Server.
The main benefits are as follows:
They Are More Reliable & Powerful
Dedicated servers are both reliable and powerful as you are able to access and utilize all the resources like processor power and disk space, without any downtime owing to limited memory/RAM space or “Noisy Neighbors” utilizing more resources than they should. Up-time is increased and able to effectively and smoothly run resource-intensive applications and websites.
High Level Of Security
Since you are the only one who is allowed access to your server, then it is more secure than when sharing with other clients, whose activities may introduce security vulnerabilities. Moreover, you can deploy advanced security measures in your server, customizable to your requirements.
Lower Risk Of IP Blacklisting
As you are not sharing your IP address with other users there is less of a chance of getting your server IP address blacklisted. Blacklisting occurs when the IP of a server is associated with some kind of malicious activity (eg: Phishing, Spamming, etc.) which leads to the server being blacklisted by Internet Service Providers. This has a direct effect on things like email deliverability and can result in extra fees to get the IP blacklist removed.
Custom Administrative Access
You get root or administrative access of the server. This means there are no restrictions on either the software that you install or how it is customized. This kind of access keeps you in control of the whole server so you can monitor resource usage, identify potential threats and resolve them before they affect the whole server.
Advanced Technical Support
Most web hosting companies offer priority technical support to dedicated clients, owing to the fact that most of the clients host mission-critical computing web applications. The priority support ensures minimum downtime or disruption of the server’s applications and services. Here at AKLWEB Host we employ professional trained experts to troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly and easily 24/7 365 days/year.