With the ubiquity of cloud computing services, finding someone to provide dedicated hosting for your website may not be as easy as it once was. Many Internet service providers are willing to put your website on the same server as several others, meaning you share the space and the bandwidth.
It also means that your website could be affected by someone else’s troubles. Chances are your ISP will never tell you that other companies are sharing your server. So you might have no warning when a denial of service attack against someone else is going to take your website down!
While improvements in server design and web security have made it less likely for you to be impacted by attacks on someone else’s site, if you share a server their website traffic may cause server slowdowns or other problems that negatively impact your site. Having your website go down at any time is annoying; having it go down at the exact wrong time can be potentially disastrous for your company.
By choosing dedicated hosting for your company’s website, you help prevent any security or quality of service issues that may occur when you are sharing a server. Better yet, a dedicated server means there is no competition for space, and the only security threats you have to monitor come from your own website. With a dedicated server, your ISP can often provide you with greater flexibility to meet your website needs, including unusual spikes in traffic. Best of all, dedicated hosting is affordable and gives you one less thing to worry about.