Over the years research has shown that nearly half of web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and they tend to abandon a site that isn’t loaded within 3 seconds. Website speed is the first impression you ever make and the website hosting provider and technology you choose can have a significant effect on your page load times.
What is Dedicated Hosting?
Dedicated hosting is a service provided by web hosting companies that allows users to rent out entire dedicated servers. Using dedicated hosting is ideal if you have a growing site or if you already have a high-traffic website and you are seeking a dedicated source of bandwidth.
Dedicated hosting is always preferable over shared as you don’t need to worry about other websites hosted on the same server, sharing the same resources that can slow down your website.
Benefits of Dedicated Hosting:
- Enhanced performance
- Completely customizable
- Better security
Enhanced performance: Dedicated hosting is not shared in any way with other users. All the hardware and software resources on the server are dedicated to your account only which maximizes your overall site performance.
Completely customizable: Shared hosting forces every user to share their hosting space under the same common operating system and web server, whereas dedicated hosting does not have this restriction and is fully customizable. You can add your preferred programs, applications, and scripts whenever you want. This full customization potential makes dedicated hosting the best choice over shared hosting.
Better security: Dedicated hosting provides better security over shared hosting as their resources are dedicated to your account only, hence there are very few chances of acquiring viruses, malware, and spyware.
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