computers 071a (Mobile)What is a dedicated server? Do you need one? Are they worth the money? Why are they so expensive? If you’re relatively new to web hosting, you might have some questions about dedicated servers. Even if you’ve been around for a while and are making money online, you may not have had a need for a dedicated server yet.

  • Unmanaged Dedicated Server – These are great for customization and special projects if you know what you’re doing or if you have someone on payroll who knows their way around a server. These can be cheaper than other dedicated server packages as well.
  • Managed Dedicated Server – You pay for the extra service and help with a managed dedicated server, but for many people this is more than worth the little extra money paid every month. If you don’t have anyone on staff that can keep a server updated and running smoothly, you might consider a managed dedicated server situation.

There are other things to think about when considering a dedicated server as well.

  • Reseller – Many times by becoming a reseller and leasing space on your dedicated server to others, you can have it pay for itself. This allows you to use it for your own websites while having it paid for by clients. You do have to make sure their websites stay up and running and it can be a little more stress, but for some it’s a perfect solution for many reasons.

There you have it. A quick, basic rundown of dedicated server and web hosting. If you have questions or would like us to go into more detail about something surrounding dedicated web servers, let us know by leaving a comment below and we will look into it.