Dedicated web hosting
is the ultimate in web hosting offering the most power, features and scalability.
What's more it has become far more affordable with prices from well under £100
In this article we'll discuss the pros and cons of dedicated web hosting and
how it could work for you and your business.
What is dedicated web hosting?
Unlike shared web hosting
dedicated web hosting means that the server is dedicated to serving your website
and no one else's. You can configure and use the server to meet your specific
What are the advantages of dedicated web hosting?
There are many reasons businesses opt for dedicated web hosting here are some
of the key points :
- Affordability to suite most small to medium businesses.
- Dedicated hardware fully configurable to meet your specific needs.
- Setup and configure multiple sites and databases with minimal to no extra
- Scalable by adding more memory, disks, CPU's or even servers to meet your
- Hosted in a secure data center rather than your own infrastructure.
- Affordable and scalable bandwidth options.
- Some have easy to use online control panels to manage core aspects of your
- Basic maintenance and security usually managed by hosting provider.
- Fully managed plans take away some of the responsibility to do with security
What are the disadvantages of shared hosting?
Some of the disadvantages can be cost orientated however we often find the
cost is outweighed by the benefits and requirements of your business.
- Costly compared to shared
- Configuration of server is often more complex and can require a professional.
- Should you need an engineer the cost of the hosting providers engineer can
- Depending on the level of service and type of plan you sign up for you may
need to take on more responsibility for issues such as security and backup.
So who should I choose?
Here at db net solutions we are hosted by Fasthosts
Ltd one of the UK's leading providers. We recommend Fasthosts for most of
our customers as they offer a excellent level of service and features for the
price with a good level of reliability and their dedicated web plans are highly
For more advanced dedicated web hosting such as multiple server setups, configurable
firewall's, etc. we recommend you take a look at Rackspace
Managed hosting. Rackspace are considerably more costly than the likes of
fasthosts but if your solution is mission critical and demands the type of power,
service and reliability they offer you probably can't afford to have it hosted
As part of our service we will ensure that your hosting provider meets
all your needs and offer a free consultation and setup as part of the development
process. Once you are setup we will then manage your hosting service to
the level you require at no or minimal cost depending on the level of support
Dedicated hosting is a big step from shared hosting for a lot of small businesses
and yet taking that step can open up doors new to performance, configurability
and development probabilities. Why not contact
us to help you move forward.
- Fasthosts Ltd
One of the UK's leading service providers offering affordable web hosting
with a variety of shared and dedicated solutions.
- 1 and 1 hosting
Similar to Fasthosts and worth a look.
- Rackspace Managed
High end dedicated servers for those who need the ultimate in performance