What is a Dedicated Server?

A dedicated server refers to the rental and exclusive use of a computer that includes a Web server, related software, and connection to the Internet, housed in the Web hosting company's premises. A dedicated server is usually needed for a Web site (or set of related company sites) that may develop a considerable amount of traffic - for example, a site that must handle up to 35 million hits a day. The server can usually be configured and operated remotely from the client company. Web hosting companies claim that the use of a dedicated server on their premises saves router, Internet connection, security system, and network administration costs.

Dedicated Servers can be used for various tasks and serve whatever purpose you want it to. {As long as it does not violate our TOS\AUP}

Some dedicated server hosting plans are fully managed, meaning that your Host NIT Inc performs regular administration duties, such as initial server setup, patching, anti-virus, security scanning, monitoring, and more.

Other dedicated server plans are self managed - you are responsible for the server setup, patching, anti-virus, etc

As you might expect, fully managed plans can be much more expensive than a self-hosted option. However, unless you have the time and inclination to look after your server 24/7, you might be better off looking for some sort of managed hosting plan. {Depends on your Experience and Skill Level}

Some dedicated server hosting plans are managed by default, others are self managed with an optional "service plan", meaning, you pay extra for your web host to manage your server. Some of these self managed plans have various "add ons" that you can pick and choose. For example, you could add on a backup plan, a server maintenance plan, a security scanning service, etc.

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