Dedicated servers are the best choice for larger high traffic websites that attract millions of visitors daily. Dedicated servers are servers which are dedicated for one website only – that is, they only contain the data of a single site. It is the option for larger more powerful sites that want customized server settings and optimal performance.
Things to look for in dedicated hosting plans
Larger sites will carry heavy audio, visual and text files and attract thousands, if not millions of visitors, each day. For most large sites, 250 GB, 2,500 GB bandwidth and 2 GB RAM is sufficient for the site to run effectively. We stress that RAM is an important feature for the server to run effectively. Further, webmaster should also look for the ability to upgrade the server specifications in terms of RAM, storage space and bandwidth.
Dedicated plans will also offer different processor types for the servers. The more common and affordable plans will offer hosting on Intel Celeron D, AMD Athlon 64 and Pentium 4 processors whilst the more expensive plans will offer dedicated hosting on Intel Dual Xeon (generally 3.2) processors. Most people have their own preference and opinion and we will leave that choice up to you.
The Web Hosting provider must utilize top class software and hardware for operation of its server and guarantee their physical safety. Appropriate back up and contingency measures have to be in place. Technical support is also crucial as big problems (which equal big money) need to be resolved competently and swiftly, and at any time of the day or night.