Managing Your Own Server from a Hosting Company vs Renting a Dedicated Server


Having a large number of users might cause your site to slow down due to the limitation on bandwidth. Sooner of later, you might experience the issues of insufficient disk space when your website content grows. The need to grow your online business might call for a good server that can help to cater all your needs and at the same time being cost effective. There are some pros and cons in choosing both kinds of servers and among them are:

#Dedicated Server Hosting

1. Getting a really good dedicated server that caters your business needs specifically can cost more as the maintenance and package provided are from the highest of quality that is specifically tailored for your business to grow.

2. You don’t have to worry about technical failure because your web host’s technical staffs will take care of everything. Even issues regarding internet connectivity will also be taken care of.

3. Signing up for a dedicated hosting makes your business more manageable. You will be having less stress regarding your server — all you have to do is run the site, focus on your customers, marketing, customer service etc.

4. You will have a static IP.

5. Your business enjoy guaranteed uptime and with that users are more likely to return to your site as they have more trust for your business.

Managing Your Own Server at Home

1. Of course you will benefit from the lower cost as compared to renting a dedicated server from a web host.

2. The disadvantage is that you will experience much slower upload time when you are using your own server compared to the server hosted at a data center provided by a hosting provider.

3. The server can cause constant noise when you run it at home. Your electricity bill will also increase as your server runs 24 hours a day. If you are willing to spend more on your electricity bill than this might be a good fit for you.

4. You are likely be granted with dynamic IPs, meaning that your IP address will change from time to time.

5. Depending on what type of router you’re using, chances are it will not be able to handle whenever you have too many connections coming into the port.

Seeing how it scores, the best bet will be renting a dedicated server from your hosting provider. Although running your own server at home might sound fun, but the vast challenges can prevent you from truly focusing on your core business.

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