Dedicated hosting means you are given your own private server and have complete control over its use. Your organisation
alone uses this server and its resources, meaning it processes information much faster than shared server solutions.
Dedicated hosting makes your website more dependable and more efficient.
With dedicated hosting your provider takes care of the server hardware and network but you are responsible for managing
the box. Your responsibilities include choosing the operating system and applications, installing security patches and
updates, monitoring, firewalls and more.
Managed hosting is an upgraded version of dedicated hosting in terms of the services performed by the provider. The host
provides all management, maintenance, and monitoring for your dedicated server.
Do you need a dedicated or managed server?
If you have a high traffic website you will invariably require a dedicated server. The logical next step for many companies is to
outsource that server with a managed hosting provider.
Websites that benefit the most from a dedicated or managed server are:
Websites using MySQL databases or PHP to serve dynamic content
Forums or similar sites that process a lot of data in a short space of time
Corporate websites that simply can’t afford any downtime
Any websites that require custom server configuration
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dedicated v managed?
what is the difference between dedicated hosting and managed hosting?
which will suit you best?
What are the deciding factors?
If you fit any of the above profiles above you need to consider whether your business can afford not to upgrade to dedicated or
managed hosting. Here are some of the main concerns about choosing which hosting solution to embark upon, put right:
Price – a dedicated server is more expensive than shared hosting and managed hosting is obviously the more costly
option. However you must remember you have the sole use of the server and managed hosting is usually more cost