What is a Dedicated Server?

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Unlike shared hosting where you have multiple users’ websites on one server, or a virtual private server (VPS) where you have multiple operating system instances for different customers running from one server, a dedicated server is for a single customer.

As with a VPS, you have root access to the operating system, can install any software you need, host multiple websites and configure the server to your specifications however as there are no other users this type of server is more secure and you also have the whole of the server’s bandwidth to yourself.

This is really useful for traffic intensive websites, gaming servers, or a business that needs to run bespoke software.

Also, as a dedicated server is used just for one customer, there is no issue with another website over-using resources or taking the whole server down and taking your site offline.

You can view more detailed information about the server types KWWD offers using the links below: