A person wishing to publish a website might have his or her mind focused mainly on the design. While design is assuredly important, it is also critical to look at another vital area. This would be the web hosting. The truth is, unless a website is hosted on a sever, then it is not published and it does not exist. There are, of course, quite a number of hosting plans that can be selected from. Some of these hosting plans may be a little complex such as reseller hosting. Others can be a bit trendy such as green hosting. However, the bulk of the hosting plans publishers should be looking at would be shared and dedicated hosting. Anyone who is very serious about publishing a website that is successful likely will be making a smart choice selecting a dedicated plan.
The obvious first question someone might have would be what is dedicated server hosting. Basically, it means one client with one website on one server. A shared hosting plan would house more than one website publisher on the same server. This is why shared hosting is so much cheaper than dedicated hosting. Is a dedicated plan really worth all the extra costs?
The answer to that question will depend on what a client may be personally looking for. In general, a dedicated host server will eliminate a host of problems and issues a shared hosting service might present.
First, with a dedicated plan, all the bandwidth on the server is allocated to the one client. No bandwidth can be drained to other websites for a very clear reason. There are no other websites on the server. With a shared plan, the bandwidth might end up being so drained up from the traffic and activity on the other websites that other websites on the server go off-line. For those running a commercial enterprise, this can create a host of serious problems. With a set amount of bandwidth issued to a set, single website, no issues of bandwidth drain arise. That said, excess visitor traffic can crash a site whether it is on a dedicated server or not.
There can be greater security attained on a dedicated host server. All servers no matter what type of hosting plan they work in conjunction with will have solid anti-virus and malware and firewall programs in place. However, all websites will present the potential for intrusions and security breaches. If one bad website opens a portal for the other websites on the server to be infected, this is exactly what is going to occur. Websites on a dedicated server might not have to worry so much about a problem of that nature arising. For this reason alone, the dedicated plan might be worth the investment.