A dedicated server is basically designed to serve the needs of the whole network which contain thousands of computer connected to each other and communicate with each other. In a network, it is a single computer which is set aside to serve the need of the network. For e.g. In a network, there are many computers from which some of them are dedicated to an internet connection, some are dedicated to scanner resources, few of them are dedicated to printer resources, some of them are serving as a firewall and others are doing some other job. Thus in the whole network, all these computers are assigned a particular or specific task in the network and they all are working on them i.e. dedicated to their respective tasks. Thus, they all are known as dedicated servers, serving all the needs of the whole network.
Dedicated servers benefits
Dedicated server has several benefits like its performance is good as you are not sharing the system resources with other websites on the same server. It provides you a good level of security because except you no one can access the server. It also not creates the problem of traffic or slowing down of a server, thus we can say it is a reliable source. Next, as per your requirement, you can get the extra system resources like disk space, processor etc. To enforce your own policy relating to control the access of server, you can run your own custom firewall. It also offers some unique features like you don’t have to buy or update your equipment. A server is fast, powerful, scalable, cost-effective etc. and you can buy the package as per your requirement. Most important that dedicated server has a service legal contract and is having its own unique IP Address.
Dedicated servers limitations
One of the most disconcerting cons is that you are always dependent on your web host for all your services. Next, a penalty can also charge from the client by the web hosting company if he/she exceeds data transfer allowance. Next is the cost which client has to bear, as we are getting this facility on rental basis from the web hosting companies, so one has to pay the money to buy the server and another is Web hosting companies also charge heavy monthly fees because you are paying them for physical hosting and for the hardware also in which your website resides.
Managed dedicated server
A managed dedicated server is a service which involves the components of hardware, software, and timely updating of a dedicated server. The dedicated server industry also provides additional products and services to their members with the servers to provide them greater satisfaction.
A managed dedicated server has few benefits
A managed dedicated server provides benefits like it helps you by serving the needs of your website like reliability, security, compliance, high performance. It also includes monitoring of server, backup of the server, hardware, firewall and a managed service level. Your server may personally set up by the provider and approved web applications also install by them which you require for e-commerce, blogging, managing contacts of your customers i.e. their names, address etc. It offers you not only more productivity, but also make you feel comfortable by eases your mind about several of other issues which are sometimes neglected by the client and even by the developers also who are working on functions of the dedicated hosting server. Managed dedicated server also allows you to create the good and supporting infrastructure for your websites and applications with private cloud, public cloud, managed virtualization in a hybrid hosting environment. Most important is that your provider manages your entire server by engaging their expert staff. This will help you to save your time and efforts in managing a dedicated server.
Managed dedicated servers has few limitations
One of the important limitations of managed dedicated servers is its cost; it is very expensive because most of the money goes to the web hosting company. It also includes the cost of added services need for your account management and for hiring experts to manage your server, acquiring applications and server maintenance costs.
Managed dedicated servers is different from the dedicated server
Managed dedicated servers is different from the dedicated server or unmanaged dedicated servers in terms of the owners who are not expected to be the full-time system administrators in the case of a dedicated server but if we talk about managed dedicated servers then as we have read above also, they employ full-time system administrators.