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    What are the benefits of moving to a dedicated server?

    One thing I've heard is that your website supposedly goes faster. Any other benefits or reasons to move over? I know it's about 20 times the cost of using a shared hosting plan so there has to be a good reason.

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    It's called a *dedicated* server for a reason. First of all, you're not sharing the server with anyone and it's yours. You have total control over it meaning any server modification, configuration/adjustments and upgrades you can do yourself rather than depending hosting provider. It doesn't necessarily speed up the website load time but it does play a role.

    The end result is more advantages. There's ofcourse more stability and reliability when it comes to a dedicated server since you're not sharing it with other users. You get to install software/applications you're going to use. Just a few benefits listed
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    Well, there are lots of benefits, that are worth it if you have the money to spend on a dedicated.
    You get:
    More control (you can install what you want and configure everything exactly how you want).
    Basically no limits, apart from bandwidth, you can take up as many resources as you would like and not worry about getting in trouble with your host.
    Speed, you have the whole server all to yourself, as well as a LOT more bandwidth, so everything will load faster, big downloads will go faster then they would on shared hosting.
    If you have the money, and something to do, a dedicated is worth it .

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    You have all the sever's performace, speed, bandwidth to yourself. You dont have to listen to your shared webhost's caps on CPU usage, load, bandwidth no more.
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    If you really dont need all the resources of a dedicated server, why not just start with a VPS. No need to spend money you dont have to.

    If you find a VPS is overkill, well then you'll be glad you didnt jump all the way to a dedicated.

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    What's a VPS? How much does it cost?

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    A VPS is a "Virtual Private Server" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_server

    It is the step between shared hosting (limited and shared resources) and a Dedicated Server (completely dedicated resources)

    As far as how much it costs, that is like asking how much cars cost. It really just depends on what you need/want.

    Usually they are less than your entry level dedicated server (from a premium provider).
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    a VPS is a Virtual Private Server

    basically, its a server divided up into "groups" (or partitions) that operate on their own - as if they where dedicated. The issue some people have with vps' is that all the resources are shared, but you still get full control of the server...

    i.e. cpu, ram and more are shared within the other vps created on that 1 server

    they are cheaper - yes

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    There are two types of Dedicated Servers.. Managed and Unmanaged.. In managed, you will have to take care of the maintenance of the server.. in unmanaged the Data Center will do it.. Managed is cheaper..

    Dedicated is good in terms of security and stability.. otherwise if you don't have a important website, then VPS will do.

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