Hosting a website is a mysterious thing that some people learn about in school, but almost everyone else just hears and files under “tech terms I’ll never know.” Suffice it to say, “hosting” simply means there is a computer, somewhere, that is always on and always connected to the Internet, but instead of sending requests out for information, it handles hundreds or thousands of requests per hour for information; the upload speed has to be faster than the download. Now, if this computer, this server, is a dedicated server, it only has one website on it, so it can dedicate all of its processing power to a single website; this is great for a website that gets lots of hits per hour (or per second), because it makes the information available for pretty much everyone who will come looking for it.
Everything has its opposite, though; a shared server has more than one website on it. For websites that get a couple dozen or hundred hits per day will probably not lose a bit of processing power by sharing space with another small website. However, even if the data that makes up the website is very slim and there is a lot of memory left over in a server, it is the processing power, the upload speed, that limits the number of hits a website can have at one time. Even though a shared server has “dedicated space” for the websites on it, if they all get too many hits for the servers processors to handle, all of them will go down. For some websites, this may not be a really big deal, but for any business that uses their website as advertising and as a digital store front, a dedicated server is important so that everyone can access their website as much as possible. About the Author: Every dedicated server (http://www.hivelocity.net/) can be enhanced with our managed services. You can't and don't want to be online 24/7 managing your dedicated server or website. Let us handle the day to day needs of your dedicated server. Our team is always just a few steps from your dedicated server ready to work for you. Our Dedicated Server dedicated server Reseller Program rewards up to 100% off on managed services.
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